Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, pianist and composer Jesus “Chuchito” Valdés is the third-generation manifestation of a Cuban jazz piano dynasty that includes his father, Chucho Valdés, and grandfather, Bebo Valdés. 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 style including Afro-Cuban, latin jazz, Bebop, classical, and many more.
Vail Jazz Winter Series presents
Chuchito Valdes Quartet
Ludwig’s Terrace at the Sonnenalp Hotel
Thursday, April 13FIRST SET: Music - 6pm (doors 5:30pm)
SECOND SET: Music -8:30pm (doors 8pm)