World-renowned jazz Trumpeter Bill Ortiz is due to embark on a lengthy European tour as part of Carlos Santana's touring band from September 29th 2010 until October 30th 2010. Having toured with Carlos many times before, Bill is very eager to get on the road and light up stages across Europe.
This is great news for Bill, who has been working tirelessly over the last six months in support of his own solo album "From Where I Stand", which bore a single at the start of July; Ease My Mind. Bill is a long standing member of Carlos' touring band, and the shows will no doubt be quite spectacular.
Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Ortiz began his career in the San Francisco All-City Band before moving onto R&B outfits and later Electronic music and Latin Jazz groups. Bill has toured the world and recorded with artists such as Destiny's Child, Taj Mahal, Tito Puente, Tony Toni Toné, Wayne Shorter, Michelle Branch, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hill and Boz Scaggs, to name just a few.