"One of the most iconic shows in the industry, Julio can turn your event into an entourage lounge party "
Miami Live Magazine
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"The magic Julio brings to an event is inexplicable" - Musiq
Julio Montalvo is one of the leading trombonists from the island of Cuba. Songwriter, producer, arranger and session musician, he also appears as a solo artist, directing his own project since 1998, in which he blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern Jazz to achieve an ingenious style – New Latin Jazz.
Julio has participated in various Jazz Festivals, with his own projects and as a sideman, in the San Javier Jazz Festival, Jazz Plaza La Habana, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Jazz in Marciac France, Granada Jazz Festival, Valencia Jazz Festival, Lugo Jazz Festival and Universijazz, Ciudad Real, amongst others.
He has collaborated with the leading stars of Pop and Rock in Spain. He won a Grammy Award for co-producing the Acoustic David Bisbal «A Night at the Theatre Royal» where he participated as co-arranger and multi-instrumentalist.
In July 2013 he created the Julio Montalvo Big Band, a 20- musician orchestra that gives us an intimate yet entertaining show, backed by musicians of the highest standard.
He has shared the stage with musicians from the international jazz circuit such as: Pat Metheny/Perico Sambeat Sedajazz Big Band, Team Cuba, Ximo Tébar, Darryl Hall, Claudio Roditi, Donald Edwards, Miguel “Angá” Diaz, Mark Nightingale, Mike Mossman, Gladstone Galliza, Ramon Cardo Big Band, Edmundo Carneiro, and more.
In 2008, he founded his own record label, Montalvo Records, with more than 10 recordings already produced.
His first album Madre Tierra is dedicated to the memory of the great Cuban percussionist Miguel Angá. It’s a combination of Afro-Cuban rhythms mixed with new trends of modern jazz. Contains a mix of virtuosity, powerful rhythms, linked to moments of extreme tenderness that achieves an exquisite fusion, offering a warm spirit of Latin Jazz.
"This album will keep fans guessing" - NMG