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The Chucho Valdes Quintet

Aug 13, 2013
8:30 p.m.

6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

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For one night only - A legend performs at Miller.

Chucho Valdes, Cuba’s foremost pianist, has developed a brand new repertoire. Boasting a new line-up for his band, The Afro-Cuban Messengers, his new album takes us through an eclectic range of pieces.  His dazzling virtuosity as a pianist, his prodigious talents as a composer, and his ingenious arrangements unite to create a music that enthralls.

Alongside new sources of inspiration (the music of the North American Indians and of the Arab-Andalusian culture), the album is infused with the verve of Valdés’ early trailblazing Cuban Jazz ensemble Irakere, his nostalgia for Cuban big bands, the punch of hard bop, the magical rhythms of the Yoruba drums, and of course the spiritual lyricism which is the mark of all great jazz.

Chucho Valdés – Piano
Dreiser Durruthy Bombalé – Batás, Lead Vocals
Rodney Barreto – Drums, Vocals
Gastón Joya– Double Bass, Vocals
Yaroldy Abreu Robles – Percussion, Vocals

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.

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