• > Home
  • > Artists
  • > Candido
  • > Overview
  • Candido

    Cuban-born percussionist (mainly Conga and Bongo) who backed many Afro-Cuban and straight-ahead jazz acts starting in the 1950s.Born : April 22, 1921 in Regal (Havana), Cuba.Early on he recorded in Cuba with Machito. He moved to New York in 1952 and started recording with Dizzy Gillespie. During 1953-54 he was in the Billy Taylor quartet and in 1954 he performed and recorded with Stan Kenton. He ...more

    Be Social with Us

    • ARTISTdirect at youtube

    Related Sites

    Latest Music News

    more news headlines »

    Featured Links