Jesús Cutiño Band

 

Jesús Cutiño Band

Jesús Cutiño Band

Jesús Cutiño is a singer, songwriter and an accomplished performer of many guitar styles including Cuban, Latin jazz, Flamenco, Ska, Raggae etc. Today he is recognised as one of the best tres players in Europe (the tres is the Cuban guitar that is the mainstay of the Cuban 'son' sound). He is also recognised as one of the key members of the new generation of timberos in Cuba.

Born in Las Tunas, Cuba in 1974 Jesús grew up surrounded by music. His mum was a singer, his father and grand-father were both "trovadores" and played tres and guitar in the Oriente tradition. It was his father who first introduced him and his twin brother Amaury to the guitar. He was 5 at the time.

In 1998, at the age of 23, Jesús moved to London and quickly became a feature of the city’s vibrant Latin scene, appearing with numerous London based bands and performing or sharing the stage with many prestigious artists. 

In 2004 he joined the renowned band SKA CUBANO (a Jamaican and Cuban musical collaboration) and has since performed with them at many prestigious venues and festivals around the world including the Festival International de Montreal (Canada), Fuji Rock (Japan), the various WOMAD Festivals (UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sevilla, Canary Islands), Glastonbury (UK), Roskilde (Denmark) and the Nobel Peace Price ceremony in 2005, to name a few. He has also recorded most of their albums.

Since 2002 Jesús is the musical director and bandleader of the London band JESÚS CUTIÑO BAND, which has established itself as the leading and most exciting Cuban band in the UK.