Jimmy Branly was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in a rich musical environment of Cuban flavors. He began his studies at the Conservatory of Music in Havana Adolfo Guzman and ENA (National School of Art)

Jimmy’s professional career began at the young age of 15. Jimmy started playing with a band named “Cuarto Espacio” that combined the styles of fusion, jazz, rock, and Cuban music. with member of the band Afro-Acuba. then Jimmy moved to the big stages Natalie Cole, of Cuban-Salsa-Timba bands including, Issac Delgado and NG La Banda. Jimmy continued to evolve in his approach to playing jazz drums when he worked with Gonzalo Rubalcaba until he moved to the US.

Jimmy moved to the United States in 1998, performing and recording with many groups and artists including:

Keiko Matsui, Colin Hay, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, Rebeca Mauleon, Francisco Aguabella, Brandon Fields, Alan Pascua, Lyle Mays, Otmaro Ruiz, Abraham Laboriel, Michael Nezmith, Sheila E, Alex acuna, Celia Cruz, Strunz & Farah, Luis Conte, Justo Almario, Andy Narell, Carol Welsman, Jimmy Haslip, Russel Ferrante, Oscar Hernandez, Colin Hay, Dave Valentin, Don grusin, Omar Sosa, Ken Pleplowski, Tom Scott, John Patitucci, Bob Mintzer, Doc Severinsen, Bryan Linch, Carlitos Del Puerto, The LA Latin Jazz All Stars, Poncho Sanchez, Giovany Idalgo, Bill Cunliffe, Sandro Albert, Ramon Stagnaro, Playing For Change, Arturo Sandoval, Michael O'neil, Ricky Martin, Alejandro Sanz, Andy Garcia, Prince Roy, Raul Malo, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Bob Sheppard, David Garfield, Randy Waldman, etc. Jimmy Branly Performed at The White House in 2013. A Latin presentation for Obama with mayor artists.  Jimmy Branly is currently touring and recording with many artists all around the world including his own band projects.

Jimmy Branly endorses: Yamaha drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, VicFirth sticks, Beato bags, and LP Percussion.