Chucho Valdés Jazz Batá
Opening act: Edmar Castaneda trio
in collaboration with Montreal Gazette, CJAD 800 AM,
Rouge FM 107,3, Noovo.ca
June 28, 7 p.m.From $49.95 to $71.45, taxes and fees included
One of the most influential personalities in Afro-Cuban jazz, pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés first made an impression with Irakere, the first Cuban band to win a Grammy. At 77, he remains fiercely active having started the Trance tour last year and launched Jazz Batá 2, an album featuring a trio of pianists accompanied by Batá, the double-headed hourglass drums used in the rituals of the Santería.