ELIO VILLAFRANCA

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Born in the Pinar del Río province of Western Cuba, pianist and composer Elio Villafranca was classically trained in percussion and composition at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba. Since his arrival in the U.S. in late 1995, he has been involved in jazz and Latin jazz scenes on both the East and West Coasts. Based in New York City, he is resident professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Elio Villafranca is at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable Cuban pianists, composers and bandleaders that for several years has been making major creative contributions to the international development of modern jazz. In the 2010 Grammy Awards he was nominated in Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year, for his performance, composition and coproduction in the album Things I Wanted To Do by Chembo Corniel.

He has released three albums as a bandleader that were each well
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ELIO VILLAFRANCA Incantations/Encantaciones album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Incantations/Encantaciones
Latin Jazz 2003
ELIO VILLAFRANCA The Source In Between album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Source In Between
Post Bop 2008
ELIO VILLAFRANCA Elio Villafranca & Charles Flores ‎: Dynamic Resolution album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Elio Villafranca & Charles Flores ‎: Dynamic Resolution
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2011
ELIO VILLAFRANCA Dos Y Mas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dos Y Mas
Latin Jazz 2012
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Cinque
World Fusion 2018

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ELIO VILLAFRANCA The Caribbean Tinge: Live From Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Caribbean Tinge: Live From Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Latin Jazz 2014

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