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Hugo Cruz, The History of Cuban Jazz, Jazz Appreciation Month Event
Cuban jazz history is an enormous universe of sounds, rhythms, and ways of living, and since its birth, has shared a significant connection with American jazz. In 1930, Mario Bauza, a brilliant Cuban composer, arranger and saxophonist, moved to New York and pioneered the partnership between Cuban and American jazz music after falling in love with the Big Band swing. After becoming the art director of Machito y sus Afro Cubans, his career was dedicated to bringing together notable American andView more