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Chucho Valdes

  • Composer
  • Jazz
  • Pianist


Chucho Valdes: Winner of FIVE Grammy Awards and THREE Latin Grammy Awards, Dionisio Jesús “Chucho” Valdés Rodríguez has performed all over the world in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Centre and the Hollywood Bowl and has shared the stage with such musical luminaries as Herbie Hancock, Billy Taylor, Chick Corea, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Brandford and Wynton Marsalis, Carlos Santana, Grover  Washington Jr., Dizzy Gillespie, Taj Mahal, and Tito Puente to name but a few.

Born in Havana, Cuba in 1941, the pianist, composer, arranger, band leader and music professor, began his musical life at home under the direction of his parents; his mother Pilar Rodríguez, a singer and piano teacher and his father, the great Bebo Valdés.