Personalities | Mario Bauzá | Forties | Jazz & Blues

(Trumpet, 1911–93)

Mario Bauzá takes a large amount of credit for bringing music from his native Cuba into jazz. He worked with Noble Sissle and Chick Webb in New York in the 1930s before teaming up with Machito. While with Cab Calloway in 1939–40 he sparked Dizzy Gillespie’s interest in Cuban music, which eventually led to ‘Cubop’. He was musical director of Machito’s Afro-Cubans for 35 years (1940–75), after which he formed his own group.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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