Pupi Campo

Musical Artist

1920 – 2011

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Who was Pupi Campo?

Pupi Campo was a Cuban entertainer, dancer, and band leader. He was born Jacinto Campillo to Jacinto and Delores Trujillo Campillo.

Starting as a dancer to a band at the Eden Concert nightclub, he eventually fronted his own band, which featured at Jack Paar's Morning Show from 1954 to 1956, and he was eventually became dubbed "the rumba maestro" by the New York Daily Mirror. In 1970 he moved to Las Vegas, where he set up the jazz club "Cleopatra's Barge," inside Caesar's Palace.

A number of future Latin music stars, including Tito Puente, Joe Loco and Cachao López, used to play with the Pupi Campo Orchestra. Tito Puente was the orchestra's musical director for two years.

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Born
May 1, 1920
Havana
Also known as
  • Campo, Pupi
  • Jacinto Campillo
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Children
Nationality
  • Cuba
Profession
Died
Dec 12, 2011
Las Vegas

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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