Chuchito Valdés brings his Afro-Cuban Trio to The Palms on Sunday, Sept. 22

Valdés will bring his Afro-Cuban Trio to The Palms Playhouse, located at 13 Main St. in Winters, on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.
The hot sounds of Cuba’s roots and modern jazz will come alive in the explosive hands of pianist and two-time Latin Grammy nominee Chuchito Valdés at The Palms Playhouse (13 Main St., Winters) on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $27 general/$12 students.

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Following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho Valdés and grandfather Bebo Valdés (the former house arranger for Havana’s storied Tropicana Club), Chuchito Valdés continues the legacy of great piano players from Cuba.  Valdés will bring his Afro-Cuban Trio to The Palms Playhouse, located at 13 Main St. in Winters, on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $27, or $12 with student ID.  With influences of Caribbean rhythms and jazz, Valdés creates an exciting and energetic blend of spicy music that ignites his audiences. This piano master captivates with his sensitivity and drives excitement with his dynamic band. Valdés has recorded and performed piano with the world-renowned Cuban band Irakere, which he led for two 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. Valdés is recognized as a master of diverse Cuban music styles, including son, danzón, Cuban timba and guaguancó (a type of Cuban rhumba).  He has also studied classical music extensively, and his original compositions and arrangements draw on classical harmonic and structural techniques.  In his performances, Valdés’ music draws on many styles including Afro-Cuban Latin jazz, bebop, danzón, cha-cha-chá, son montuno and much more.  According to Neil Tesser of the Chicago Reader, “Chuchito Valdés displays the hell-bent intensity and daredevil technique of the elder Valdés––qualities recognized worldwide as hallmarks of Cuban Jazz.” He received a Latin Grammy nomination in 2007 for his album, “Keys of Latin Jazz.” Valdés currently resides in Cancun, Mexico and is a frequent performer in the United State and Canada. Tickets are available at Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland, online via The Palms’ website and Eventbrite, and at the door if the show is not sold out.  For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com and jwpagency.com/valdes. 

Chuchito Valdés performs “Capullito de Aleli” at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, N.Y. 
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