Chano Pozo

Chano Pozo

Birth
Havana, La Habana, Cuba
Death 2 Dec 1948 (aged 33)
Harlem, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Havana, Municipio de La Habana Vieja, La Habana, Cuba
Memorial ID 8542085 · View Source
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Cuban Musician, Composer. He introduced the "tumbadoras" (Cuban Drums) in jazz orchestra. He gained great success in La Habana with Miguelito Valdés and with the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra in Carnegie Hall. He became one of the pioneers of Afrocuban Jazz. He died in El Rio Cafe of New York, when he was shot in a fight. Among his compositions are "Manteca," "Abasi," "El Pin Pin," "Anana Boroco Tinde" and "Zarabanda".

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 21 Mar 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8542085
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chano Pozo (7 Jan 1915–2 Dec 1948), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8542085, citing Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón, Havana, Municipio de La Habana Vieja, La Habana, Cuba ; Maintained by Find A Grave .