Amazon.com Widgets

Chucho Valdes

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: October 9, 1941    

Chucho Valdés, born Jesús Dionisio Valdés, is a Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger. He was born in Quivicán, Cuba. 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 Bebo Valdés, also a pianist, is the former director of Havana's famous “Tropicana” night club. Bebo Valdés, now in his 80's, is still performing, and won a Latin Grammy award in 2003 together with Israel “Cachao” López and Patato Valdés, and in 2005 together with flamenco singer Diego El Cigala....
read more

  • BUY

    Omara Portuondo & Chucho Valdes: Omara & Chucho

    World Village
    2011
  • BUY

    Chucho's Steps

    Four Quarters Entertainment
    2010
  • BUY

    New Conceptions

    Blue Note Records
    2003
  • BUY

    Fant

    Blue Note Records
    2002
View Discography Page

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

  • Yansa

    Chucho Valdes
    Chucho's Steps

Watch More Videos

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Featured recording “Chucho's Steps”

Latest Release

Chucho's Steps

Four Quarters Entertainment (2010)

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Chucho Valdes events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

Rank: 223 Views: 21,858 Fans: 6
Search
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Bandzoogle: GET STARTED TODAY - FREE TRIAL

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

Musician Search

Help improve the Chucho Valdes profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Chucho Valdes musician profile.