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Caribbean Jazz Project - 61% match to Chico O'Farrill

Genres: Jazz Latin
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Pete Escovedo - 42% match to Chico O'Farrill

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 July 1935, Pittsburg, California, USA. Escovedo began playing saxophone in high school, but switched to vibraphone before choosing a variety of percussion instruments as his true métier. His first professional engagement found him in a band on the same bill as Count Basie, an event that prompted him to settle there and then on a career in music. In 1970, together w Read more

Dave Valentin - 36% match to Chico O'Farrill

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Valentin, 29 April 1952, New York City, New York, USA. Valentin’s family was of Puerto Rican descent and from an early age he was immersed in Latin American music. He played bongos and conga drums, working in clubs from the age of 12. He was also playing flute and in the early 70s began to concentrate on this instrument, studying with Hubert Laws but also added th Read more

Ibrahim Ferrer - 22% match to Chico O'Farrill

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 February 1927, San Luis, Cuba, d. 6 August 2005, Havana, Cuba. The release of the Grammy Award-winning Buena Vista Social Club in 1997 initiated a new era for Cuban music, propelling long-forgotten performers into the spotlight and making belated stars out of the artists such as pianist Rubén González, band leader Juan De Marcos Gonzalez, and singer Ibrahim Read more

Tito Puente - 20% match to Chico O'Farrill

Genres: Jazz Latin Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ernesto Antonio Puente Jnr., 20 April 1923, Harlem Hospital, New York City, New York, USA, d. 31 May 2000, New York City, New York, USA. Born of Puerto Rican parentage, Puente began piano lessons when he was seven years old and around the age of 10 started tuition in drums and percussion, which became his forte. Around 1936, Puente commenced his professional career as a drum Read more

Steve Turre - 19% match to Chico O'Farrill

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 September 1948, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Early in his professional career Turre played trombone with jazzman Rahsaan Roland Kirk and with Santana, the Latin-tinged rock band. This was in California where he was raised and by which time he had studied music at North Texas State University. He toured with Ray Charles’ band, was briefly with Woody Shaw, joined Art Blakey&# Read more

Cal Tjader - 17% match to Chico O'Farrill

Genres: Jazz Latin Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Callen Radcliffe Tjader, 16 July 1925, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 5 May 1982, Manila, Philippines. After studying formally, Tjader played drums with various bands on the west coast before joining Dave Brubeck in 1949. In the early 50s he played with Alvino Rey and also led his own small bands. By 1953, the year he joined George Shearing, he had added vibraphone and various Read more


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