Grammy Award-winning trumpet player donates horn to 11-year-old girl

TARZANA, CA -- A multiple Grammy Award-winning trumpeter donated a top-of-the-line trumpet to an 11-year-old Washington girl after her horn was stolen.

Arturo Sandoval, who has won 10 Grammy Awards, said when he heard about the young girl's loss, it struck a chord with him.

A good Samaritan had given Hannah Cerezo a trumpet to play, but now she will have a brand new horn thanks to the Arturo Sandoval Institute.

"It's a perfect horn for a professional and for a student it's - wow - over the top," Sandoval said.

His love for the trumpet began in Cuba when he was 10 years old. He went on to become Dizzy Gillespie's protege.

Sandoval said it was an honor to help Hannah, whose family could not afford to replace her stolen horn.

The trumpet is on its way to Washington and advises that Hannah never leave her horn in the car.

He also said that Hannah does not have to become a professional musician for the music to become a part of her heart and soul and enrich her life.

"When you really love music, that experience and that kind of feeling that you get is priceless," he said.

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