Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents
Jazz Journey Concert: Chucho Valdés
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the legendary Cuban jazz pianist Chucho Valdés and his band in a Jazz Journey Concert at the Joy Theater on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.
Valdés, a multiple-Grammy winner, co-founded the legendary group Irakere (which also included Arturo Sandoval and Paquito d'Rivera).
Opening for Valdés will be Alexey Marti, a young Cuban percussionist studying at the University of New Orleans. He'll lead a Latin jazz ensemble and also do a special duet performance with the young Cuban jazz pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan.
**Due to technical difficulties, we won't be able to broadcast live tonight, but we'll be recording Chucho's performance and broadcasting it on WWOZ 90.7FM on Wednesday, November 21 at 4pm CST**