Chucho Valdés

Chucho Valdés

 

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Jesús Valdés Rodríguez, better known as Chucho Valdés (born October 9, 1941), is a Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger whose career spans over 50 years. An original member of the Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna, in 1973 he founded the group Irakere, one of Cuba's best-known Latin jazz bands. Both his father, Bebo Valdés, and his son, Chuchito, are pianists as well. He has won five Grammy Awards[2] and three Latin Grammy Awards.[3]

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Highlights10

Chucho's Steps
 
Chucho's Steps is an album released by jazz pianist Chucho Valdés and his band, the Afro-Cuban Messengers.
 
Irakere
 
Live at the Village Vanguard
 
Live at the Village Vanguard is an album by Chucho Valdés, released through Blue Note Records in 2000.
Fantasia Cubana - Variations On Classical Themes
Album
Fantasia Cubana - Variations On Classical Themes is an album by musical artist Chucho Valdes, released on August 27, 2002.

Photos - Chucho Valdés1000

Popular Albums27

Album Appearances & References41

Song Appearances & References1

Musical Groups1

Collaborators16

Music-Related Relationships6

Personal & Professional Relationships2

Awards & Nominations2

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Spotify - Albums & Singles123

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On32

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts13

News Articles9

Chucho Valdes and Concha Buika in Concert in Spain
  –  July 1, 2017
Madrid, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban piano player, composer and arranger Jesus 'Chucho' Valdes and Spanish-Guinean origin female ... organized for the lovers of all kinds of music, so the program gathers artists from all musical trends, including pop ...
Chucho Valdes Quartet at Blue Note New York
  –  May 14, 2017
Add to Calendar 2017-05-14 10:30 pm 2017-05-14 Chucho Valdes Quartet at Blue Note New York CHUCHO VALDES QUARTET 75TH ... Chucho Valdés Symphonic from International Music Network on Vimeo. In the early 70s, Chucho distilled this experiences into the ...
1941 in music
  –  June 20, 2017
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1941. 1 Glenn Miller Chattanooga Choo Choo 1941 US 1940s 1 – Sep 1941, US 1 for 9 weeks Nov 1941, RYM 2 of 1941, US BB 9 of 1941, POP 16 of 1941, Europe 54 of the 1940s 2 Glenn Miller ...
Harry James - Live Broadcasts March19, 1940 / May 22, 1941 MP3 Music
  –  May 22, 2017
Live Broadcasts March19, 1940 / May 22, 1941 album for sale by Harry James was released Oct 24, 2006 on the Jazz Hour label. Live Broadcasts March19, 1940 / May 22, 1941 CD music contains a single disc with 17 songs.
Jazz Musicians Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba to Play Concerts
  –  July 21, 2017
The outstanding Cuban jazz musicians Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba will perform individual concerts at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso in August, said organizers today. The concerts, organized by the Cuban Institute of Music (ICM), are ...
Jazz Musicians Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba to Play Concerts
  –  July 21, 2017
21 de julio de 2017, 00:18Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The outstanding Cuban jazz musicians Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba will perform individual concerts at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso in August, said organizers today. The concerts ...
Chucho Valdes and Concha Buika in Concert in Spain
  –  July 1, 2017
Madrid, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban piano player, composer and arranger Jesus 'Chucho' Valdes and Spanish-Guinean origin female singer Concha Buika will offer a joint concert as part of the performances for Noches del Botanico (Nights of the Botanic Garden ...
Chucho Valdes to Attend Getxo Jazz Festival
  –  June 16, 2017
The closing ceremony will be starred by prizewinning musician Chucho Valdes and his Afro-Cuban Messengers, a group completed by bassist Gaston Joya, drummer Rodney Barreto and percussionist Yaroldis Abreu. The program includes 17 concerts, groups ...
Cuban jazz piano legend Chucho Valdés to key in for rare San Diego concert
  –  May 17, 2017
Piano master Chucho Valdés, while not officially royalty, is a member of a revered Cuban musical dynasty. He is the son of Buena Vista Social Club star Bebo Valdés and the father of Chuchito Valdés, whose similarly prodigious keyboard skills are also ...

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