Jimmy Branly, born in Havana, grew up in a rich musical environment of Cuban flavors. He began his studies at the Havana’s Conservatory of Music. At age 9, his father introduced him to rock, not a significant genre in Cuba. Deep Purple’s 1972 album, “Made in Japan”, captivated Jimmy and drew him into the world of music.
Meeting, at the age of 15, Hernan Lopez-Nussa from the Afro-Cuban jazz septet “Afrocuba” marked the beginning of Jimmy’s professional career. Later, playing with the band “Cuarto Espacio” allowed him to combine fusion, rock, and Cuban music. His collaborations since include work with piano virtuoso Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Isaac Delgado, the Hernan Lopez Nussa quartet, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, Celia Cruz, Tito Nieves, Franky Negron, Sheila E, Jimmy Haslip, Russell Ferrante, Otmaro Ruiz, The Carlos Cuevas Trio, Poncho Sanchez, Luis Conte, Cuba LA, The LA Latin-Jazz all Stars Big Band, and many others.