Chucho Valdés: Solo Piano

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Chucho Valdés: Solo Piano

Tue · May 23, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$50.00 - $60.00

Tickets at the Door

A pianist, composer, six-time Grammy and three-time Latin Grammy award-winner, Chucho Valdés is the son of piano legend Bebo Valdés and co-founded of Irakere, Cuba's first “supergroup,” in the early '70s. By itself, his contribution to the legacy of Irakere represents a brilliant milestone of innovative achievement. And yet, as an artist, he continues to scale new artistic heights. Chucho's sound is a rich mélange of Afro-Cuban dance rhythms and jazz improvisation embued with earthy soulfulness, making occasional, brief excursions into the classical world. His blending of folkloric forms with modern harmony ingeniously forms a link between Cuba's past and present. Valdés' recent recording Tribute to Irakere: Live in Marciac won a 2016 Grammy award for Best Latin Jazz Album.

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Sponsored by Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria

Chucho Valdes
Venue Information:
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320-2 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://kuumbwajazz.org