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Carlos Ortiz IV is from San Antonio, TX but claims Natchitoches, LA as his hometown. He is a graduate of Northwestern State University and holds a Bachelor’s in Classical Performance and a Master’s in Jazz Performance from Duquesne University. His teachers include Galindo Rodriguez, Sean Jones, Mike Tomaro, Dr. Paul Forsyth and Dr. Andrew Goodrich. He has performed with such artist as Allen Vizzutti, Bill Watrous, Claudio Roditi, Dennis Diblasio, Matt Niess, Roger Humphries, Sean Jones and Trombone Shorty. Mr. Ortiz’s professional affiliations include Kappa Kappa Psi and Tri-M Music Honor Society. Carlos is currently the trumpet instructor at Northside Urban Pathways Charter School (NUP) and the band leader of his quintet “Chico’s Quintet”. His band recently debut their first album “Just Music” and can be found on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.