1912 - 1984
Machito  American Actor

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First Name Frank
Last Name Grillo
Full Name at Birth Francisco Raúl Gutiérrez Grillo
Alternative Name Machito, Frank Grillo, Francisco Raúl Gutiérrez Grillo
Age 72 (age at death) years
Birthday 16th February, 1912
Birthplace Tampa, Florida, USA
Died 15th April, 1984
Place of Death London, England, UK
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality American
Occupation Text Soundtrack | Actor
Occupation Actor
Music Genre (Text) Latin jazz, Cubop
Music Genre Latin
Origin Havana, Cuba
Year(s) Active 1928–1984
Music Style World Fusion, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Mambo, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Cuban Jazz, Cuban Traditions, Modern Big Band, Afro-Cuban, Son, Latin Big Band
Music Mood Party/Celebratory, Carefree, Exuberant, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy, Cheerful, Confident, Joyous, Rousing, Boisterous, Freewheeling, Wry, Earnest, Literate, Visceral, Witty, Playful, Sentimental, Passionate, Fun, Rambunctious
Instrument Leader
Instrument (text) Singing, Maracas
Associated Acts Afro-Cubans

Machito (born Francisco Raúl Gutiérrez Grillo, December 3, 1909 – April 15, 1984) was a Latin jazz musician who helped refine Afro-Cuban jazz and create both Cubop and salsa music. He was raised in Havana with the singer Graciela, his foster sister.

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The Mambo Kings1992Machito (as Frank Grillo)Movie
Machito and Orchestra1946Band LeaderShort Film


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