Xavier Cugat (English:; Catalan: [ʃəβiˈe kuˈɣat]; 1 January 1900 – 27 October 1990) was a Catalan-American bandleader who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba. A trained violinist and arranger, he was a personality in the spread of Latin music in United States popular music. He was also a cartoonist. In New York, he was the leader of the resident orchestra at the Waldorf-Astoria before and after World War II.
The personal papers of Xavier Cugat are preserved in the Biblioteca de Catalunya.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license