Carlos Ocola is a current trombone performance student at New World School of the Arts and University of Florida. Naturally gifted at thinking outside of boxes, Carlos sees music as an emotional way of understanding the world and as an absolute means of creating and spreading spirit.
It is his belief that all music, regardless of genre, may be enjoyed at a deeper lever when approached with an open ear. Everything from the shapes of chords and melodies to the hues of individual notes can be heard at the same richness as seen in visual arts or tasted in culinary arts.
From the trombone studios of John Kricker and Noah Bellamy, Carlos has previously studied Jazz with guitarist Mike Di Liddo and pianists Michael Gerber and James Gasior. He has performed jazz trumpeter Scott Bell, and performed several times in the Miami Dade's Jazz at Wolfson Presents series.
Carlos currently plays trombone with New World School of the Art's symphony orchestra, College orchestra, and with the ROXY Theater Group's RK18 Players orchestra pit ensemble for its upcoming musical production of Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.