Thursday, October 29, 2015

- Music - Latin - Chucho Valdez - Michigan Theater - Sunday - 2015.11.08 - 4 PM -



Winner of five GRAMMY® and three Latin GRAMMY® Awards, 
the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés 
is one of the most influential figures in modern Afro-Cuban jazz.

Chucho Valdés: Irakere 40

Sunday, November 8 at 4 PM. 
Presented by UMS
Tickets available at
Chucho Valdés has been a key figure in the evolution of Afro-Cuban jazz for the past 50 years. 
Born in 1941, his musical education includes formal studies and countless nights on the hottest stages in Cuba as the pianist with his legendary father, Bebo Valdés, his orchestra Sabor de Cuba, and also the seminal Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna. 
In 1973, Chucho distilled these experiences into the development of Irakere, a historically innovative ensemble that marked a “before” and “after” in Afro-Cuban jazz. 
In this appearance, Valdés revisits and reinterprets the music of this legendary group with a band of young firecracker musicians.