Arturo Sandoval is a trumpeter, pianist, vocalist, percussionist and composer — and an overall unbelievably talented person.

Born into poverty in Cuba, Sandoval emigrated to the United States to pursue a music career and became a protégé of Dizzy Gillespie. He is equally fluent in jazz, classical and Cuban music. Not only is he now a Grammy Award winner, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama in 2013.

Ahead of his performance at Toronto’s Meridian Arts Centre on April 29, Sandoval joined us on Café Latino for a conversation.