AboutAt the University of the Philippines, Floro studied Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, Brazilian and African music and rhythms. He performed at the 3rd Manila Jazz Festival, and at the 2005 World Expo in Nagoya, Japan. He has been a member of the Jewelmer Jazz Band and the University of the Philippines Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, and In 2013 was invited to a master class with renowned jazz flautist Magnus Lindgren. A latin and jazz bandleader since 2005, he currently leads two groups in Hong Kong: Banda Orbita, an Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble; and Salvaje, http://salvajehk.wordpress.com/ a Brazilian batucada group.
Banda Orbita is building a dedicated following from music-lovers attracted to the
authentic and passionate playing of the band, whilst Salvaje is also creating a stir in the
city, having performed with Brazilian maestro Joao and his trio at the first
FreeSpace Festival in West Kowloon Cultural District. This performance was featured
on RTHK’s ‘The Works’.