Julio Cueva

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        Often compared with Philadelphia-born trumpet player Ziggy Elman (1914-1968), Julio Cueva played an essential role in the evolution of Afro-Cuban music. The leader of a highly successful band, during the 1940s, he helped to introduce such later Afro-Cuban stars as vocalist Orlando "Cascarita" Guerra and pianist/arranger Rene Hernandez. Born in Trinidad, in April 1897, Cueva made his debut as a cornet player before his tenth birthday. By his late-teens, he had been a featured ... Read more

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