percussion

César Granados

Cèsar Granados was born and raised in Panamá City, Republic of Panamá. He has had professional band experience as a percussionist since he was eleven years old.

In 1981 he founded »Conexión Latina« together with trombonist Rudi Fuesers with whom he achieved his first international success at salsa festivals all over Europe. Numerous recordings such as 1991 »Mambo Inn« with »Grupo Irazú« together with Arturo Sandoval and Tata Güines, Dusko Goykovich 2015, Alvin Queen 2019 and appearances with Alfredito Rodríguez and Tata Güines in the renowned Parisian Jazz Club New Morning and at Cannes film Festival established him as a recognized percussionist.

The musicians with whom he played are Amadito Valdés (Buena Vista Social Club), Hector Martignon, Bob Mintzer (Yellowjackets), Ethnic Percussion Project, Freddie Santiago, Oliver Lake Trio, Attila Zoller, Larry Corryel, Frankie Malabé, Tito Allen, Santitos Colón, Louis Garcia, Ismael Miranda, Benny Bailey, Lou Donaldson und Nicky Marrero.

The Instituto superior de Arte in Havana has recognized the Latin Percussion School as a unique percussion school under the direction of César Granados in Europe and was appointed ambasador of Cuban culture by Prof. Dr. Lino Neira Bethancourt.