Cuban Piano Master Chuchito Valdes to Play Fogartyville in Sarasota
Following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho Valdés and grandfather Bebo Valdés, Chuchito Valdes continues the legacy of great piano players form Cuba. With influences of Caribbean rhythms and jazz, Chuchito creates an exciting and energetic blend of spicy music that drives audiences wild.
This piano master captivates with his sensitivity and drives excitement with his dynamic band. The Chuchito Valdes Trio will perform at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Saturday, February 23 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available at wslr.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
Chuchito is recognized as a master of Cuban music including Son, Danzon, Cuban Timba and Guaguanco. He has also extensively studied classical music including harmony and composition. His original compositions and arrangements draw on classical harmonic and structural techniques. In his performances, Chuchito’s music draws on many styles including Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz, Bebop, Danzon, Cha-Cha-Cha, Son Montuno and much more.
Chuchito has recorded and performed piano with the world renown Cuban band, Irakere, which he led for 2 years. He has also performed at festivals, clubs and concerts throughout the world: from Cuba and the Caribbean to North America, South America, and Europe.
photo from WSLR