Havana Jam: Jesus Cutiño
Cuban troubadour Jesús Cutiño continues his journey through the rich musical history of his native island with this special 40th anniversary celebration of the unique Havana Jam music festival.
Born in Eastern Cuba, Jesus studied the tres, a tiny Cuban guitar, and joined a local band called Superbanda, where he honed his skills as a singer and tres player. He moved to Havana in 1995 and clinched a residency at the famous Lluvia de Oro ('Rain of Gold') bar on one of the city's main drags, with the group Son de mi Terra, who specialised in traditional son, a style that suited Jesus down to the ground. At around this time he also started to compose. Since his move to London in 1998, Jesus has become a feature of the city's vibrant salsa scene, appearing with numerous bands including Cubanito, Conjunto Sabroso, El Equipo and Alex Wilson. In 2003 he formed his own band, Son de Cuba, to concentrate on developing his own songs within the context of a roots acoustic son sound.
Jesus Cutiño tour dates