Julio de la cruz


Born in Cuba Julio started playing professionally at the age of 16. Played in successful rock bands who were signed with EMI records in 1968 and Polydor records in 1970.

Later, he moved to the Bay Area in 1973 where he has performed and recorded with several artists, including Pharoah Sanders, Richie Cole, Joyce Cooling, Lester Chambers (Chamber Brothers), Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers), Lenny Williams (Tower of Power), Malo, Kitty Margolis, Lidya Pence(Cold Blood), Taj Mahal, Larry Harlow, Tito Nieves, Tito Puente, Rey Pedro Conga, Benny Velarde, Loui Romero, Tony Vega, and AVANCE.