Mikhail Salcedo

Mikhail Salcedo

Mikhail Giovann Salcedo is a renowned fusion and jazz musician, composer, teacher, and entertainer whose work seamlessly blends calypso and jazz to capture the vibrant essence of the Caribbean. For over twenty years, Salcedo has honed his craft, collaborating with some of the Caribbean’s finest jazz musicians, including guitarists Theron Shaw and Dean Williams, pianists Clive ‘Zanda’ Alexander and Michael Low Chew Tung, saxophonists Anthony Woodroffe and Elan Trotman, drummer Sean Thomas, and vocalist Vaughnette Bigford. He has graced the stages of prestigious festivals such as the B.V.I. Jazz Festival, Tobago Jazz Experience, and the Barbados and Grenada Jazz Festivals.

Salcedo’s musical journey has also taken him to international stages in France, Cuba, Guyana, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and the United States. As a former member of the National Steel Symphony Orchestra, he had the distinguished honor of performing for former U.S. President Barack Obama.

Inspired by the diverse musical tastes of his father, Russell Salcedo, and the influence of his uncle, Keith Salcedo, who introduced him to the steelpan, Mikhail developed a profound love for music and the steelpan. He is a graduate of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) with a diploma in music performance and holds theory certifications from the Associate Board of Royal Schools of Music and practical certifications from the University of the West Indies.

In 2010, Salcedo formed The Salcedo Quintet, which made its debut at Jazz Artists On The Greens (JAOTG) and became a featured act at the Tobago Jazz Experience. The Quintet has also performed at various jazz-themed festivals and events across Trinidad & Tobago.

Mikhail Salcedo’s passion for excellence and dedication to the advancement of Caribbean jazz is unwavering. Continually pushing boundaries, he has established himself as a leading figure in the Caribbean jazz scene, inspiring audiences with his innovative sound and compelling performances.

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Great guy and a very skilled pan jazz player.


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