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Julio Padrón

Julio Padrón

Cuban trumpeter Julio Padrón’s laid-back music weaves jazz, classical and Afro-Cuban popular sounds into its fabric, which can be heard on two impressive new releases.

Descarga Santa, on the Swiss label RealRhythm, is a live jam billed to Julio Padrón y Los Amigos de Santa Amalia, a group of friends from his Havana neighborhood who have jammed together for over 10 years; his Sunnyside release, Buenas Noticias, is a produced studio date that provides superb insight into his musical character.

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