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 Valdés, following in the
footsteps of his famed father Chucho
Valdés and grandfather Bebo
Valdés, continues the legacy of great
piano players form Cuba.
Chuchito has recorded and performed piano with
the world renown Cuban band, Irakere, which he
led for 2 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
“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
fabulous, out of sight, best act of the
festival….what can I say. Think we
will want him back for 4/16/11"
Carol Stone / Cape May Jazz Festival
His Aspen legacy was burnished even more. I
think he's gotten better. Thanks!! Everyone
left with heads shaking in amazement all
shows. To be continued...."
Jim Horowitz / Jazz Aspen
of Latin Jazz"
Latin Grammy Nominated Album
J & N Records / Sony
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