Irving Acao is a world-renowned Cuban saxophonist, known for his unique sound and virtuosic playing style. Born in Havana in 1977, Acao was exposed to music from a young age, and began playing saxophone at the age of 13.
Acao’s passion for music led him to study at the National School of Music in Havana, where he honed his skills and developed a deep understanding of jazz and other musical genres. He quickly gained recognition as a talented musician, and began performing in clubs and festivals throughout Cuba.
In 2002, Acao made the decision to leave Cuba and pursue his music career abroad. He settled in Paris, where he quickly became a sought-after session musician and collaborator, playing with some of the biggest names in jazz and world music.
Acao’s versatility and skill as a saxophonist has earned him widespread acclaim, and he has been praised for his ability to seamlessly blend different musical genres and styles. He has released several albums as a solo artist, including “Cuban Jazz Project” and “Feeling Alive,” and has collaborated with a diverse range of musicians, including African singer Dobet Gnahore and French trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf.
Offstage, Acao is known for his warm and friendly personality, and his love of sharing his passion for music with others. He is active on social media, where he regularly shares updates about his music and life, and he is always happy to connect with fans and fellow musicians alike.
Page last updated 4/15/2023.