Born: July 5, 1977 Primary Instrument: Bass, electric
Bassist and composer Aldemar Valentin is one of the most sought after bassists currently based out of Puerto Rico. Aldemar holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston and a Masters in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory in Boston. Aldemar currently teaches at the Inter American University/Metropolitan Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico and continues to perform with the top acts in the country.
Valentin's performance and recording resume is quite impressive as he has been associated with the likes of Miguel Zenón, Nestor Torres, Danilo Pérez, Edsel Gomez, Paoli Mejias, Rakalam Bob Moses, Pedro Guzman, Dave Valentin, David Sanchez, Antonio Sanchez, Efrain Toro, Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Mintzer, Paquito D'Rivera, Holograma, Amuni Nazer, Luis Marin, Luis Perdomo, Jorge Laboy, Fernando Matina, Ricardo Pons & Causa Comun, Angel David Matos/Jazz Boricua, and Charlie Sepulveda among many others. His musical and technical skills have been appreciated in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroon, Japan, People's Republic of China, Taiwan and the United States.
Valentin produced and released “Finding My Path,” in 2009 on the arrakis label. This was recorded in a live setting and features Valentin on bass, Ricardo Pons, baritone sax and flute, Raul Romero, guitar, and Efrain Martinez on drums.
Awards:2003 Kennedy Center "Jazz Ambassador" to West Africa (with Miguel Zenón) 2003 Outstanding Musician Award Berklee College of Music
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
2003 BM Berklee College of Music (Performance) 2006 MM New England Conservatory (Jazz Studies)