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Porfi Jimenez

Porfirio Antonio Jimenez Nunez is a Dominican-Venezuelan Latin music composer, arranger, and bandleader.

A native of Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic, Jimenez was orphan of father at age three and received his first trumpet from his mother at eight. He started playing at school in 1940. Two years later, he reached a professional status.

Jimenez was 26 years old when he arrived to Caracas, Venezuela. He began performing with a variety of orchestras, including Rafael Minaya, Pedro Jose Belisario, Billo's Caracas Boys, Los Peniques and Chucho Sanoja. In the early 1960s, he gained notoriety for his arrangements for bolero singers Felipe ...

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