Manuel Guajiro Mirabal, . Cuba
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A trumpet player who learned at his father's knee, Mirabal began playing professionally in 1951. He joined the jazz band 'Swing Casino' on 1953 before forming the 'Conjunto Rumbavana' three years later.
In 1960, he joined the 'Orquesta Riverside,' whose singer Toto Gomez gave him his nickname 'Guajiro' Mirabal. There followed spells with 'Orquesta del Cabaret Tropicana,' directed by Armando Ramer, the 'Orquesta del ICRT,' the official orchestra of Cuban state radio and television. He had also toured with Oscar de Leon and Jose Feliciano.