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Jazz at MOCA x Julio Montalvo

Jazz at moca x julio montalvo

Friday, June 29, 2018, 8pm | Free. Rain or shine.

Julio Montalvo is one of the leading trombonists from the island of Cuba. Songwriter, producer, arranger and session musician, he also appears as a solo artist, directing his own project since 1998, in which he blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern Jazz to achieve an ingenious style – New Latin Jazz.

Julio has participated in various Jazz Festivals, with his own projects and as a sideman, in the San Javier Jazz Festival, Jazz Plaza La Habana, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Jazz in Marciac France, Granada Jazz Festival, Valencia Jazz Festival, Lugo Jazz Festival and Universijazz, Ciudad Real, amongst others.

He has collaborated with the leading stars of Pop and Rock in Spain. He won a Grammy Award for co- producing the Acoustic David Bisbal “A Night at the Theatre Royal” where he participated as co-arranger and multi-instrumentalist.

He has shared the stage with musicians from the international jazz circuit such as: Pat Metheny/Perico Sambeat Sedajazz Big Band, Team Cuba, Ximo Tébar, Darryl Hall, Claudio Roditi, Donald Edwards, Miguel “Angá” Diaz, Mark Nightingale, Mike Mossman, Gladstone Galliza, Ramon Cardo Big Band, Edmundo Carneiro, and more.

In July 2013 he created the Julio Montalvo Big Band, a 20-musician orchestra that gives us an intimate yet entertaining show, backed by musicians of the highest standard.

In 2008, he founded his own record label, Montalvo Records, with more than 10 recordings already produced.


Julio Montalvo is one of the great trombonists of Cuba” – CD Baby

“Applause and human warmth were what they received in this first intervention, with which they hooked the audience. After that, Julio Montalvo introduced the band and attacked a piece of their creation, titled “South West”, in which Yoel Paez carried out a masterful introduction… After that, the group unfolded their individual interventions as a sample of the knowledge of these great Caribbean musicians.” – Andrés Garrido, (Transl. Google)


Jazz at MOCA × Bobby Thomas, jr



Upcoming Musicians

July 27, 2018: Dr. Ed Calle

August 31, 2018: Elsten Torres

September 28, 2018: Nestro Torres


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Jazz @ MOCA is sponsored, in part, by the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency.