Chucho Valdés Quintet

Tags/Genres Jazz

One of the legendary innovators of Cuban jazz, Chucho Valdés is frequently hailed as one of the greatest jazz pianists in the world.

His early 1970s group, Irakere, revolutionized Latin music with an explosive blend of jazz, rock, classical and tradition Cuban styles.

Since 2009, Valdés has performed with The Afro-Cuban Messengers, winning the 2011 Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album with Chucho’s Steps.

Valdés is a frequent performer in some of the world’s most famous concert halls and has shared the stage with jazz luminaries like Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock.

The seductive rhythms and breathtaking playing of Valdés offer a dazzling look at one of the world’s ambassadors of Latin music.