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Chucho Valdes Quintet

Chucho Valdés Quintet - EPCOR CENTRE''s BD&P World Music Series Location: EPCOR CENTRE''s Jack Singer Concert Hall 205 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB T2G 0K9 When: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM Email: [email protected] WebSite: http://www.epcorcentre.org/WhatsOn/ShowDetails.aspx?show_id=3ABA461B-3FEE-435D-82DF-0034D85DDC19 EPCOR CENTRE's BD&P World Music Series Chucho Valdés Quintet Monday, October 29, 2012 – Pre-show 6pm, Concert 7pm EPCOR CENTRE's Jack Singer Concert Hall "Whether Chucho Valdés is performing a gentle ballad or a rousing foot-stomper, his joy in playing and his love of the music always shines through." ~ All About Jazz Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés is a highly-accomplished and influential figure in the world of Latin and Afro-Cuban jazz. Valdés credits his musical talents to his father, Bebo Valdés, a very popular Cuban bandleader who started Chucho's musical training at a young age. Already a gifted musician at the age of 3, Chucho could play by ear the melodies he heard on the radio, using both hands in any key. Valdés has recorded over 80 CDs during his illustrious career, performing with jazz masters, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis and Chick Corea. Now performing as part of a quintet, this bright night will be decorated with the sounds of Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and Miles Davis with the set list taken from his latest release Chucho's Steps.. Event Details. Location: 205 8 Avenue Southeast