Thu, Dec 29|
Chucho Valdès - 8:30 PM SHOW
$20 in advance $25 at the door 21+ Reserved seating available.
Time & Location
Dec 29, 2022, 8:30 PM – Dec 30, 2022, 10:00 PM
Jazz UpFront, 107 W Front St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA
About the event
In a career spanning more than 60 years, both as a solo artist and bandleader, Mr. Valdés has distilled elements of the Afro-Cuban music tradition, jazz, classical music, rock, and more, into a deeply personal style. Winner of seven GRAMMY® and four Latin GRAMMY® Awards, Mr. Valdés, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Science last year and was also inducted in the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.
His most recent project on record, Jazz Batá 2, revisits a revolutionary idea Mr. Valdés first recorded in 1972: a piano jazz trio featuring batá drums, the sacred, hourglass-shaped drums used in the ritual music of the Yoruba religion in Cuba, in place of the conventional trap set.
Jazz Batá 2 won a Latin Grammy as Best Latin Jazz album and was selected as one of Billboard magazine's list of The 50 Best Latin Albums of the Decade.
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Admission for one (1). All tickets are final sale. No refunds or exchanges. Must be 21+ to enter.
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