Cairo's first playing experience in a big band, was the big band of
the musicschool Beverwijk, leader Frank Grasso. After that band he played
for some time in the Caledonians.
He also played in the Dutch Connection, leader Butch Morris and in the Billy Brooks Big Band. He recorded two C.D.'s with the Billy Brooks BB, the 3rd will be recorded either at the end of 2002 or the beginning of 2003. Since 1986 Armando is leading the Crea Big Band.