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Chucho Valdés

A giant of Afro-Cuban jazz piano, Chucho Valdés is the son of legendary pianist and composer Bebo Valdés. Taking up the piano before learning to walk properly, Chucho eventually played for several Cuban big bands before forming his own jazz quartets inspired by Americans like Art Tatum and Thelonious Monk. But it was as musical director of the groundbreaking Irakere ensemble that Valdés made his biggest impact on Cuban music. Irakere fused jazz, ethnic Cuban music, and rock, and has included legendary… Show more

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Rhapsody In Blue Tue, Jul 29 8:00p Chicago Symphony Center Chicago, IL Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Bebel Gilberto & Chucho Valdes Wed, Jul 30 8:00p Ravinia Festival Grounds Highland Park, IL Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Chucho Valdes Thu, Sep 18 8:00p Rose Theater New York, NY Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Chucho Valdes Fri, Sep 19 8:00p Rose Theater New York, NY Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Chucho Valdes Sat, Sep 20 8:00p Rose Theater New York, NY Add to Calendar Ico_tix
Chucho Valdes Thu, Oct 2 7:00p Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts Columbia, MO Add to Calendar Ico_tix
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54th Street (Calle 54) (2000)
 
 
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