The Machito Orchestra, est. 1939 Afro-Cuban Jazz at its best****       tel; 1-718-208-6322..Mario Grillo,Musical Director....The Orchestra founded in 1939 by Frank "Machito" Grillo,then re-organized by Mario Bauza in 1940,with Graciela joining in 1943,has been a ground breaker in the world of music.Since 1984,Mario Grillo,"Machito's son" has continued to lead the orchestra,here at home and around the world,Jazz Festivals,Jazz Clubs,is where we truly can express the passion of our music..Having been nominated for Grammy Awards here at home,"Fireworks",Best Latin Album,"Dizzy Gillespie Afro- Cuban Jazz Moods" Best Jazz Performance by a Jazz Big Band,and winning with " Machito and his Salsa Big Band" recorded in Holland**,Machito's recordings with Dizzy Gillespie,Charlie Parker and the giants of the era are legendary..come and listen to Afro-Cuban Jazz at its Best.     for bookings world wide.    Mario endorses only the finest instruments;TOCA PERCUSSION,EVANS DRUMEADS,SABIAN CYMBALS,VIC FIRTH DRUMSTICKS,WHEN YOU PLAY THE BEST,YOU SOUND YOUR BEST****   Contracts,stage plans,travel information,etcetera,are available upon request......./////Mario is also touring as a guest of The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience"""concerts in : Lisbon,Paris,Burghausen,Tours,Riga,Le Havre,Sofia,Minden,St. Louis,Washington D.C. Paris,London,Brighton,Catania,Palermo,and getting ready to celebrate Dizzy's 100 th. Birthday in 2017""