Armando Vergara is a Cuban and Puerto Rican Trombonist, Composer, Bandleader, and Educator from South Florida, currently based in NYC. He graduated from The Manhattan School of Music in 2019 as a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Arts, and has performed and recorded with many world renowned musicians such as Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Bobby Sanabria, Jon Faddis, Paquito D’Rivera, Maria Schnieder, Randy Brecker, Maria Bacardi, Sean Jones, and many more. Armando is the founder/creator of ‘Mestizos' which is an ensemble that exudes a unique, yet familiar melodic and rhythmic expression of the Afro-Latinx sound. 'Mestizos' adds a new wavelength to the Latin music/Latin jazz scene in NYC, but also doubles as a vehicle for Latin jazz/music education. Educationally, Armando has taught privately in his studio for over five years now, and has given masterclasses at a number of schools in NYC and South Florida.