At an early age, his family moved to the El Cerro neighborhood of Havana, where Jorrín was to live for the rest of his life.
At the age of 12, he began to show a particular interest in music and decided to learn the violin.
He then pursued musical studies at the Municipal Conservatory of Havana.
He started out as a violinist in the orchestra of Cuba's National Institute of Music, under the direction of González Mántici.
In 1941, he became a member of the danzonera Hermanos Contreras.
It was here that he became interested in popular music.
He lived in Mexico from 1954 to 1958 after a tour with the América.
He and Félix Reina, the other violinist in the group, decided to stay.
In 1964, he toured Africa and Europe with his orchestra- Orquesta de Enrique Jorrín.
From 1964 onwards, he recorded extensively for the Cuban record label EGREM.
This orchestra is still active in Havana and includes many songs by Jorrín in their active repertoire.
All his accomplishments were all fulfilled while raising his nephew Omar Jorrin Pineda, who grew up playing the piano for the orchestra as he got older.
Omar Jorrin Pineda currently resides in a small Cuban community in New Jersey known to be Union City.
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrique Jorrín.