Francisco Dimas2023-11-13T13:43:36-05:00


Francisco Dimas

Adjunct | Trumpet

Francisco (Cisco) Dimas has been a faculty member at the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music and Performing Arts since 2014 as the Professor of Jazz Trumpet and Jazz Arranging. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Cisco maintains an active and versatile freelance career in jazz, classical, and commercial styles, having performed, toured, and recorded for such artists as Gloria Estefan, Juan Luis Guerra, The O’Jays, Barry Manilow, Paul Anka, Aaron Neville, NuDeco Ensemble, Third World, Gino Vannelli, Natalie Cole, Linda Ronstadt, Juanes, Sammy Figueroa, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Music and Jazz, and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Pedagogy from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and currently tours year-round with KC and the Sunshine Band, where he has been a member since 2014. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Francisco has become one of the most versatile and in-demand trumpet players in the South Florida area for which he now calls home.