Members


Founders

Juan de Marcos González (Founder of the Buena Vista Social Club and the Afro-Cuban All Stars)
Luis Frank Arias (Buena Vista Social Club and Afro-Cuban All Stars)

Members of the Buena Vista Social Club

Pío Leyva / Singer
Manuel ‘Puntillita’ Licea / Singer
Rudy Calzado / Singer
Guillermo ‘Rubalcaba’ González / Piano
Daniel ‘El Gordo’ de Jesús Ramos Alayo / Trumpet
Pedro Pablo Gutiérrez / Bass
Ricardo Quevedo / Bass
Ricardo Martínez / Bongos, Congas, Percussion
Patricio Matienzo Saavedra / Congas, Percussion
Yulien Oviedo Sánches / Buena Vista Social Club
Policarpo ‘Polo’ Tamayo / Afro-Cuban All Stars
Manuel de la Cruz / Musical Director, guitar, voice
José ‘Maracaibo Oriental’ Castañeda / Tres
Manuel ‘Manolito’ Hernández / Tres
Teresa García Caturla / Buena Vista Social Club
Yanco Pichardo / Buena Vista Social Club, Trumpet
Carlito Oviedo / Percussion
Papi Oviedo / Buena Vista Social Club
Celestino Alonso Papagofio / Percussion
Pedro Calvo / Van Van
Mario Rivera / Van Van
Julio Padrón / Trumpet
Manfrido Paredes/ Trumpet
Daniel Ramos Alayo / Trumpet
Dionisio Glacier ‘Tico’ / Bass, voice, Musical Director
Guarapo Alfonso / Piano
David Alfaro / Piano
Edilberto Machado / Percussion
Pablo Machado / Percussion

Current LineUp

Nelson Palacios / Bass, piano, violin, voice (Musical Director)
Felix Toca / Bass
Conrado Ferrin / Percussion, TimBal
Dayron Darioo / Trumpet
Pablo Osmani Céspedes / Saxofone
Wilber Varela / Congas
Lázara ‘Cachao’ López / Piano

Special Guest Afro Cuban All Stars / Buena Vista Social Club

Alberto ‘Molote’ Muñoz / Trombone

Ex members

Lázaro Dilout / Trumpet
Nicolás Sirgado / Bass
Sergio Veranes / Tres
Querol Aldana / Guitar
Vivo Barrera / Percussion
Fabián Sirgado / Percussion