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Chucho Valdes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Cuban Piano Legends

Chucho Valdés & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Trance

Aug 02 - Aug 05
Miner Auditorium

The two greatest living Cuban pianists share the stage for these intimate evenings of duos and solo performances. Brought together recently to pay tribute to virtuoso pianist and composer Ernesto Lecuona and now neighbors in Miami, these geniuses enjoy a bond that has grown into an enduring musical partnership.

Son of Cuban music icon Bebo Valdés and an eight-time GRAMMY winner, Chucho Valdés has spent much of his career in the vanguard of the Latin music. As a co-founder of the seminal ensemble Irakere with Paquito D’Rivera and Arturo Sandoval, he forged an unprecedented synthesis of ritualistic Afro-Cuban percussion, post-bop improvisation, European classical music, rock and R&B.

Havana-born master Gonzalo Rubalcaba has integrated huge swaths of the European classical and jazz traditions, while maintaining bone-deep ties to the rhythmic currents of Cuba. Rubalcaba quickly gained fame on the American scene through the efforts of famed bassist Charlie Haden, distinguishing himself with his bravura technique and a remarkable level rhythmic advancement. These performances present a rare opportunity to hear these two giants together on one stage.

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These performances present a rare opportunity to hear these two giants together on one stage.

One of the greatest musicians in jazz... a pianist of almost supernatural abilities.

The New York Times on Gonzalo Rubalcaba

One of the greatest musicians in jazz... a pianist of almost supernatural abilities.

The New York Times on Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Personnel

Chucho Valdés piano
Gonzalo Rubalcaba piano

One of the world’s great virtuosic pianists.

The New York Times on Chucho Valdés

Personnel

Chucho Valdés piano
Gonzalo Rubalcaba piano

One of the world’s great virtuosic pianists.

The New York Times on Chucho Valdés

Watch & Listen

Chucho Valdés

Noliu

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Joao

Chucho Valdés

Noliu

Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Joao