Jueves 29 de noviembre: Chucho Valdés en Boston

Celebrity Series of Boston presenta al legendario músico cubano Chucho Valdés con su Quinteto este jueves 29 de noviembre a las 8PM en el Berklee Performance Center, ubicado en 136 Mass. Ave., Boston. El concierto se iniciará a las 8:00pm y hay boletos desde $40 disponibles en celebrityseries.org, llamando al (617) 482-6661 o visitando las taquillas del teatro.

Lea abajo la nota de prensa en inglés:

(Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston will present Chucho Valdés Quintet on Thursday, November 29, 8pm at Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Sponsored by Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC.

Tickets start at $40 and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., or at the Berklee Performance Center box office, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

This marks his second appearance with Celebrity Series of Boston;his Quartet debuted in the 2010-2011 season.

Winner of five Grammy® Awards and Three Latin Grammy® Awards, Chucho Valdés has performed all over the world in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl, has recorded over 80 CDs, and has performed with countless jazz masters, including Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis and Chick Corea.

Born in Havana, Cuba in 1941, the pianist, composer, arranger, band leader and music professor began his musical life at home under the direction of his parents; his mother Pilar Rodríguez, a singer and piano teacher and his father, the great Bebo Valdés. At the age of 15 he formed his first jazz trio with Emilio del Monte and Luis Rodríguez and went on to work as pianist in the Deauville and St. John Hotels in Havana and played with the Sabor de Cuba Orchestra directed by his father, accompanying singers like Rolando Laserie, Fernando Alvarez and Pio Leyva.

In 1973, he founded “Irakereâ€, widely recognized as the most important group in Cuban musical history in the second half of the 20th century. An explosive mixture of jazz, rock, classical and traditional Cuban Music, “Irakere†produced a sound that had never been heard before, that revolutionized Latin music. In 2009 he formed “Chucho Valdés & the Afro-Cuban Messengers.†The group tours internationally and recorded Chucho’s most recent release, “Chucho’s Steps†(2011).

Selections will be announced from the stage.