We’re thrilled to announce the latest crop of talented musicians that have been selected to take a place in the Creative Cohesion program with Nexus Arts and Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia.
Studying trumpet from the age of seven, Cuban musician Lazaro Numa has developed an extensive and diverse range of trumpet playing skills, as well as a deep passion for the instrument. While being a talented trumpet player is enough for many, Lazaro has also studied piano, achieving a high level of proficiency in the instrument.
Lazaro has over 15 years’ experience performing in national orchestras and in Latin and jazz bands across multiple countries – giving him strong performance experience and the ability to adapt to various ensemble styles and sizes.
Now based in Adelaide, Lazaro is looking forward to his next stage of growth as an artist.
“I am excited to be joining the Creative Cohesion program to learn about how to further establish myself as a musician in Adelaide and develop skills that will support me in connecting with new audiences.”
Recent projects include performances at WOMADelaide with San Lazaro and the Havana Meets Kingston project, which also toured nationally, and a return visit to his homeland to record with the Buena Vista Social Club musicians and Perth-based ensemble Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys. Stay tuned for updates on Lazaro’s journey through Adelaide and the Nexus Arts Creative Cohesion program.
What is the Creative Cohesion Program?
Nexus Arts, in partnership with the Multicultural Communities Council of SA, presents Creative Cohesion: a two-stream development program working with musicians and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Individual musicians are invited to apply to take part in the Community Musician Development Program to gain skills and experience in leading community music workshops, working with experienced community arts practitioner Julian Ferraretto.
Musicians (soloists, groups and ensembles) are invited to apply to take part in the Presentation and Promotion Program, which will see participants take part in a range of activities designed to develop professional skills, be provided with professional Media Kits to better equip their practice,and perform at the Nexus Arts CBD venue with appropriate marketing and promotional support.
Sounds like something you’d be interested in or think you know someone who should? Discover more about the program here. Stay informed with all the latest goings on and exclusive offers via our newsletter, just sign up below and you’ll hear good things from us.