Music Teacher and Player
Originally from Miami, Arturo grew up in New York area, where he began playing professionally at 17. He played many kinds of music (cabaret, theater , jazz, rock, top 40, classical, country, blues, Afro-Cuban, cumbia and other Latin styles, Celtic, singer-songwriter, Brazilian). He currently resides in Milford, NJ and is active as player and teacher.
He began touring in Europe in 1993 with folk singer Jack Hardy and plays at festivals and clubs in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and Italy. He has also toured the U.S. and Canada with various acts.
Arturo has done a variety of theater /cabaret work in New York tri-state area including Tracy Venner Sings (Gypsy), Metronome Tap Allstars, Pippin, Secret Garden, Anything Goes, Frida Kahlo: A Life in Art (Dance), David Barry Hot Band featuring Jane Arthur.
His club date work includes many tri-state bands and agencies including Nite Moves Orchestra, Jason Craig Orchestra, Peter Theodore Orchestra, Hank Lane Orchestras, Sneek Prevue (Stan Allen Entertainment), Dynasty Entertainment.
Recorded and toured with RCA Recording Artist Jordan Chassan, Revenge Records Recording Artists Rude Haiku, Grammy Winner Pinetop Perkins, UK pianist Ben Waters, Brazilian Recording Artist Ted Falcon, Fast Folk Recording Artist Jack Hardy, Lamon Records Recording Artist Chris Berardo, Koch Records Recording Artist Amy Allison, Henry Butler, Phil Wiggins, George Kilby Jr., Dana Lacroix, The Ink Spots, The Belmonts, The Blue Greens, Marc Douglass Berardo, Hunterdon Symphony, Moravian College Symphony, Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra, Stone Soup Symphony.
He studied music at Nassau Community College with Carlos Castillo and Chuck Alder and continued studying privately in Manhattan with Steve Marks (Bass Collective NYC), Tony Cimorosi (SUNY Purchase), Patrick Pfeiffer (Author and Clinician). He has also taken lessons with jazz bassist Harvie S.