Trumpeter, bandleader, educator, composer, Fred Cantu is one of the busiest trumpet players on the music scene today. He performs as a regular member of Grammy nominated Cuban jazz pianist Chuchito Valdes’ Ensemble performing major jazz festivals around the country. He also tours worldwide with the Elvis Tribute Tour for Elvis Presley Enterprises. Fred’s trumpet playing can be heard and seen every Sunday on WGN’s Singsation which reaches over a million viewers each week. His trumpet can also be heard on many recordings from Chicago, New York, and Las Vegas. In addition, Fred leads his own 13 piece Big Band (The Fred Cantu Big Band) which performs regularly around the Chicagoland area. Fred continues to perform over 200 dates a year, including guest artist appearances, clinics, and many shows around his native Chicagoland area.