Chucho Valdés

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Ivan Lins, Chucho Valdés E Irakere (Ao Vivo …

Virtuoso

Estrellas De Cuba: Chucho Valdes E Irakere

Jazz Batá

Alma Mia
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Biography:
Genres: Jazz, Latin, Pop, World

Chucho Valdés (born Jesús Dionisio Valdés in Quivicán, Cuba, October 9, 1941) is a Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger. In 1972 he founded the group Irakere, one of Cuba's best-known Latin jazz bands. Together with pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Valdés is revered as one of Cuba's greatest jazz pianists. His father is the famed Cuban pianist and former director of Havana's famous "Tropicana" night club band Bebo Valdés. Chucho has won three Grammy awards: one in 1978 for the album ''Live at Newport'' by Irakere, a second in 1998 for his contribution to the CD ''Havana'' by his band Crisol (formed in 1997), with two songs ''Mr. Bruce'' and ''Mambo para Roy'' written by Chucho, ... Continue Bio >>

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