Musician, Trumpet player, producer, Arranger and Composer, Band Leader & Educator
"Jesús Alemany, a precise and charismatic trumpeter with the regal bearing of Miles Davis and the funky precise flow of Fats Navarro." (Village Voice)
"Cubanismo´s electrifying performance underscored the incredible depth of music that has sprung from Cuba this century." (Boston Herald)
"The band smokes like a fine cigar..." (Downbeat, March 1996)
Jesus Alemany in the Press.
"The leader of ¡Cubanismo!, Jesús Alemañy, was a trumpeter for Sierra Maestra, one of Cuba’s leading son groups, from the age of 15. Now residing in London, Jesús immerses the listener in sweet dance sessions full of swaggering horn charts and wild polyrhythms that recall the vintage big-band son sound. The orchestra is filled with the likes of Irakere veteran flutist Orlando "Maracas" Valle; saxophonist Yosvany Terry from Los Terry, his family’s Afro-Cuban group; the great Cuban bassist Carlos del Puerto; and tres player Pancho Amat. The all-star percussion lineup boasts the venerable "Tata" Güines and Roberto Vizcaino on tumbadoras (conga drums), and the always inventive timbalero Emilio del Monte.
Jesús Alemañy’s ¡CUBANISMO! began as a recording project for Rykodisc’s Hannibal label. The album was recorded in Havana with British producer Joe Boyd in May of 1995. Breaking sales records in Europe and the US, ¡Cubanismo! became one of the Latin crossover albums of 1996, and made the Top Ten lists of Billboard, Latin Beat and Afropop Woldwide. Last year, Alemañy reassembled the band and recorded their second album Malembe, also on Rykodisc’s Hannibal label."