Yoshi's presents: Chuchito Valdes - Heir to the Cuban Jazz Throne!
- November 6, 2016
Cuban Pianist, composer and arranger Jesus “Chuchito” Valdés, is the third-generation manifestation of a Cuban jazz piano dynasty that includes his father, Chucho Valdés and
grandfather, Bebo Valdés.
Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, The oldest of five siblings, Valdés was a child prodigy, attending and graduating from La Escuela de Musica Ignacio Cervantes. He had his first professional gig at the age of 16, working with Cuban singer and trumpeter Bobby Carcasses, and also accompanied singers Pello El Afrokan and Anibel Lopes for a time.