Trumpet player Ytuvides José Vílchez Cardozo was born the 28th of June of 1980 in Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela, and currently resides in the island of Puerto Rico.
In the year 2008, Yturvides was invited to form a part of the Puertorican ensamble, Grupo Manía. In 2010 his work as musician, arranger, and trumpet player lead to an evelutionary turn in his career. Yturvides was given the position of musical director in this merengue group. It is then that he established his seconed home in Puerto Rico.
Yturvides began to gain recognition in performances with Luis “Perico” Ortiz in the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th Puerto Rico Jazz Fest Carolina. In the 8th jazz festival he was invited to play as soloist with the big band of Luis “Perico” Ortiz, together with Arturo Sandoval, Humberto Ramírez, Ríe Acagí, and José Fuentes. As a member of the big band in the same festival, he performed alongside Paquito D’ Rivera in 2010, Michel Camilo in 2011, and Arturo Sandoval in 2012.
Since the year 2009, Yturvides has colaborated with Oscar D'León, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Domingo Quiñones, Cheo Feliciano, Tito Rojas, Cano Estremera, Luisito Carrión, La india, Puerto Rican Power, Tito El Bambino, Marc Anthony, Gocho, Franky Ruiz Jr., Melina León.
In 2012, Yturvides performed alongside artists such as,Marc Anthony, Natalia Jiménez, Laura Pausini, Cheo Feliciano, Bernie Williams, and Ana Isabelle in the recording of a DVD directed by the maestro Cucco Peña and pianist Arthur Hanlon, called, “Encanto del Caribe.” In the same year he recorded his first album "Con Alma.
Other artists with whom he has collaborated are Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Rey Ruiz, Luis Enrique,Maelo Ruiz, Ángel y Crizz, Ismael Miranda, Cheo Feliciano, Elvis Crespo, , Grupo Manía, , Olga Tañón, Giovani Idalgo, Paolis Mejías, Willie Rosario, Límite 21, Justo Betancour, Charly Cruz, Tony Tun Tun, Josep Fonseca, Mario Alfano, David Pabon, Cristian Castro,among others.