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Chucho Valdés with the Afro-Cuban Messengers

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

"Few headliners bring such colossal technique, expressive exuberance and ancient artistic tradition to a single performance."-Chicago Tribune

Hailed as "the dean of Latin jazz" and "one of the world's great virtuosic pianists" by the New York Times, multi-Grammy Award-winner Chucho Valdés has recorded over eighty CDs during his illustrious career, performing with countless jazz masters, including Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, and Chick Corea.

$45, $40; Museum members $44, $39

The Afro-Cuban Messengers

  • Lázaro Rivero Alarcón, bass
  • Juan Carlos Rojas Castro, drums
  • Yaroldy Abreu Robles, percussion
  • Dreiser Durruthy Bambolé, batá drum and vocals
  • Carlos Manuel Miyares Hernandez, tenor saxophone
  • Reinaldo Melián Álvarez, trumpet


These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.