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Arturo Sandoval Sounds Taps

Arturo Sandova

The Doughboy Foundation, along with Taps For Veterans, is excited to announce that Internationally known Cuban-American Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will perform Taps at the National WWI Memorial in Washington DC at 5 PM Eastern on Saturday February 25, 2023.

You can watch it live

While living in his native Cuba, Arturo Sandoval was influenced by jazz musicians Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, and Dizzy Gillespie. In 1977 he met Gillespie, who became his friend and mentor and helped him defect from Cuba while on tour with the United Nations Orchestra. Sandoval became an American naturalized citizen in 1998. His life was the subject of the film For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000) starring Andy García. Sandoval has won 4 Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards and one Emmy Award. On November 20, 2013, President Barack Obama presented Sandoval with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 Mr. Sandoval has performed the National Anthem many times and last year submitted a video for the annual Taps Across America, National Moment of Remembrance held every year on Memorial Day. He is a true American patriot, spreading his music across the United States and beyond.

 We are honored to have Mr. Sandoval sound Taps in memory of all who have served in the armed forces of the United States, and those who perished in the ‘war that changed the world.’ These 4.7 million Americans who served in WWI and the 116,516 who made the ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

 Every day at 5pm without fail, Taps sounds at the National WWI Memorial making it the only memorial in the United States where a live bugler sounds Taps on a daily basis.

The National WWI Memorial is located on Pennsylvania Ave between 14th and 15th Streets NW.

To learn more about the Daily Taps Program and how you can dedicate a sounding of Taps for a veteran you love, visit:

To view recent Daily Taps Ceremonies

Doughboy Foundation

Taps For Veterans

Contact is Jari Villanueva 443 801-5274

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  1. Russell Trujillo Russell Trujillo February 26, 2023

    Thanks for all your work Jari,
    I really agree with the article about proper playing of the notes as written and intended in their original and proper form. I even try to time my playing with your playing 50-65 seconds. I came here looking for proper movement and handling of the bugle/trumpet going to the grave site or performance area. For example.: how far away should one be from the grave site. What direction of the grave itself. Stance and posture of the bugle/trumpet until playing. I had a bad experience in high school. Me and another student played double taps. I was the echo. They put me way up wind about 40-60 yards on a day that was blowing close to 40 mph. Flags were standing straight out. I barely heard the rifles and I really only knew we must have started because I could barely see the rifles lowered. I only heard 2 or 3 faint notes from the lead trumpeter at the grave side. No one liked me afterwards and no one could understand the situation.
    I have looked but couldn’t find any video. lots of playing of taps. Hope to hear from you.

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