Winner of six Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Chucho Valdés has been a key figure in the evolution of Afro-Cuban jazz for the past 50 years. In 1972, Valdés released his fourth album, a trio recording with bass and batá drums […]Read More
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Chucho Valdes Provides A Latin Jazz Perspective Like No Other
Sheldon T. Nunn – Jesús Valdés Rodríguez, whose stage name is Chucho Valdés, was born October 9, 1941 in Quivican, Cuba. As a pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger whose career has spanned more than 50 years is a former member of the Orquesta Cubana Musica Modema. In 1973 he formed the […]Read More