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Birth name Francisco Raúl Gutiérrez Grillo Also known as Frank Grillo Origin Havana, Cuba Died April 19, 1984 Genres Latin jazz, Cubop Instruments Singing, maracas Years active 1928–1984 Associated acts Afro-Cubans

Machito (died April 19, 1984), born as Francisco Raúl Gutiérrez Grillo, was an influential Latin jazz musician who helped refine Afro-Cuban jazz and create both Cubop and salsa music. He was raised in Havana alongside the singer Graciela, his foster sister.

In New York City, Machito formed the… read more

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