A very rare chance to hear one of the seminal figures in latin jazz, up close and personal.
Revered as the founder of Irakere, the group that marked a seismic change in the evolution of Cuban music back in the 70s, Chucho Valdés performs a series of solo piano concerts in the intimate setting of Kings Place.
His encyclopaedic vocabulary of rhythms is grounded in the aural history of mother Cuba, packed with joyous touches of traditional dance and folk roots, and combines with the orchestral sweep of classical music and a mercurial command of jazz improv to create a spectacular and wholly individual style – ‘dazzling, deceptively casual virtuosity’ (New York Times).
WHERE: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
TICKETS: £9.50 - £29.50 + Booking fee