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Chuchito Valdes Quartet
April 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, pianist and composer Jesus “Chuchito” Valdes is the third-generation manifestation of a Cuban jazz piano dynasty that includes his father, Chucho Valdes, and grandfather, Bebo Valdes. Playing professionally since the age of 16, by the late ’90s he took his father’s spot in the world-renowned Irakere band. As a solo artist he displays fiery intensity and daredevil technique, with original compositions and arrangements drawing on a variety of styles including Afro-Cuban, latin jazz, Bebop, classical, and many more. The Chuchito Valdes Quartet will perform on April 13th at Ludwig’s Terrace. They will play two sets, with doors opening at 5:30 PM and music starting at 6 PM for the first set. For the second set, doors open at 8 PM, and music starts at 8:30 PM.