Alberico Spatola (1885 - 1941)
Trumpeter, pianist, bandleader and composer. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, but his parents decided to move to Buenos Aires where he lived in his childhood and nearly all his lifetime. Member of a musical family, when he finished grade school he began his music studies with José, his father.
The trumpet was his first instrument and later, the piano. Back in 1909 he composed a tango, "La sucursal", with which he won the first prize at a contest of the Teatro Avenida.
In 1913 his debut as professional player took place at the Parisién café on 300 Esmeralda Street when he played as tru ... (Read all)