Saxophonist Luis Deniz was born and raised in Cuba. He started his music studies at the age of 10 and graduated from the National School of Arts in Havana in 2003. In 2004, he moved to Toronto and since then has kept a busy schedule both performing and teaching; he is on the faculty at Humber College. Luis’s awards include Grand Prix du Jazz General Motors (Montreal Jazz Festival, David Virelles Quintet, 2006) and Galaxie Rising Star (Halifax Jazz Festival, Rich Brown’s Rinsethealgorithm, 2010). He has performed and shared the stage with some of the best jazz musicians from Canada and abroad, and has played all over Canada, USA, Europe, Australia, and Japan.