Cuba Piano Woman: 100 Years of Bebo Valdes

Cuba Piano Woman:100 Years of Bebo Valdes

Bebo Valdés is Cuba's most influential figure. From being the house pianist and arranger at the renowned Tropicana club in Havana in the early 50’s, to recording with Nat King Cole, Bebo’s career spanned over six decades. He left Cuba in the 1960’s and it was thanks to reedman Paquito D’Rivera that Bebo had a musical revival with his album ‘Bebo Rides Again’. From that time forward, he enjoyed praise for records such as ‘Juntos Para Siempre’, with his son Chucho, ‘El Arte del Sabor’, ‘Bebo de Cuba’, and‘Lágrimas Negras’.

Honoring Valdes’ centennial, two young women pianists of today’s contemporary latin jazz scene, Glenda Del E and Ariacne Trujillo will reimagine and interpret Valdés’ music.


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