Juan Tizol (22 January 1900, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico – 23 April 1984, Inglewood, Calif.) He learned to play valve trombone from his uncle, a member of the San Juan Municipal Band. In 1920, he went to the United States, where he played with the Duke Ellington Orchestra from 1929-1944. He then played with Harry James’ Orchestra. Tizol helped introduce Cuban jazz to the United States. His most popular song is Caravan. He died on April 23, 1944, in Inglewood, California.
Works for Winds
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Juan Tizol." Accessed 22 March 2020
- Juan Tizol, Wikipedia Accessed 22 March 2020