Chuchito Valdes - Piano
Rafael Monteagudo - Drums
Steve Sachse - Bass
Julio Matta - Conga
The hot sounds of Cuba's roots and modern jazz come alive in the explosive hands of pianist and two-time Latin Grammy nominee Chuchito Valdes. Son of Chucho Valdes, grandson of Bebo Valdes, Cuba's most beloved musical dynasty.
Mr. Valdes played sold-out concerts during his last appearances at An die Musik in 2011, 2015 and 2016. This time Chuchito brings his trio and a conga player. Don't miss this opportunity to see his electrifying performance!
Tickets: $25 in advance/$28 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Chuchito Valdés, following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho Valdés and grandfather Bebo Valdés, continues the legacy of great piano players form Cuba.
With influences of Caribbean rhythms and jazz, Chuchito creates an exciting and energetic blend of spicy music that drives audiences wild. This piano master captivates with his sensitivity and drives excitement with his dynamic band.
Chuchito has recorded and performed piano with the world renown Cuban band, Irakere, which he led for two years. He has also performed at festivals, clubs and concerts throughout the world: from Cuba and the Caribbean to North
America, South America, and Europe.
Chuchito is recognized as a master of Cuban music including Son, Danzon, Cuban Timba and Guaguanco. He has also extensively studied classical music including harmony and composition. His original compositions and arrangements
draw on classical harmonic and structural techniques. In his performances, Chuchito’s music draws on many styles including Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz, Bebop, Danzon, Cha-Cha-Cha, Son Montuno and much more. Chuchito Valdés currently resides in Cancun, Mexico and is a frequent performer in the United State and Canada.
“Chuchito Valdés displays the hell-bent intensity and daredevil technique of the elder Valdés-qualities recognized worldwide as hallmarks of Cuban Jazz.” Neil Tesser / The Reader (Chicago’s Art & Culture Guide) and
author of The Playboy Guide to Jazz.