Date of birth:
25 January, 1912 in el Carmen de Bolívar, Bolívar, Colombia.
23 April 1994 in Bogotá, Colombia.
Master Luis Eduardo Bermúdez, better known as Lucho Bermudez, was a composer, arranger, conductor and performer, becoming the musician more representative and distinguished from Colombia in the 20th century. Five generations of Colombian and Latin American have sung and danced their subjects. His music is the influence of the sound of the great jazz bands on the tropical rhythms of the Caribbean Colombian like bolero, cumbia, porro and the merecumbe.
At 4 years of age he began studying the flute under the baton of his uncle, maestro José María Montes. He lived in El Carmen de Bolívar to age 9 and moved to Santa Marta, in where at the age of 11 he entered the military band. There he learned to play the trombone, trumpet and saxophone, but leaned by the flute and clarinet.
Also began as arranger and composer of military marches and some waltzes as tears of a mother. He led bands in Mompos, Aracataca, Chiruguana, the Bank and other populations in the region.
His orchestral career and the international scene
After 18 years in Santa Marta, he traveled to Cartagena, where he directed the Orchestra A number 1, Master José Pianeta Pitalúa, pioneer in style jazz band. In 1936 he was the musical director of the Orchestra of radio sources and joined Radio Cartagena, collaborating with the first albums recorded in Colombia. In 1939, he founded the Orchestra of the Caribbean and made his first recording with themes such as Marbella, Cartagenerita, Joselito Carnaval and drunkenness.
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