Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Tema Kjell Kalleklev

Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Chucho Valdes - Gonzalo Rubalcaba (by Kjell Kalleklev)


Dates available:
July 10 - 20  / July 25 - 30,  November, 2017
Spring, Summer, Fall 2018

An extraordinary duo, two undisputed masters of Latin pianism that have written some of the most beautiful pages of contemporary jazz history. Together in Europe to present for the first time a unique and unmissible project.

With fifteen Grammy nominations and four Grammy Awards under his belt, Gonzalo Rubalcaba has undoubtedly proven himself as an established force in the modern Jazz world. In whatever idiom he works, Rubalcaba’s future musical creations will be melodious, rhythmic and exciting. He continues to transform the daily routines of our lives into something more beautiful and significant. Exceptional pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba – born in 1963 in post revolutionary Havana – has become a true icon in the modern Jazz world. He absorbed culture as well as the traditional and folkloric Cuban forms of song and dance from his early environment.

Winner of five GRAMMY® and three Latin GRAMMY® Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. His most recent project, Irakere 40, was a celebration of Irakere, a band that, with its bold fusion of Afro-Cuban ritual music, popular Afro- Cuban music styles, jazz and rock, marked a before and after in Latin jazz. The extensive 2015 U.S. tour of Chucho Valdés: Irakere 40 was accompanied by the release of Live at Marciac (Jazz Village /Comanche Music) recorded at the Jazz in Marciac festival in France earlier that year. MORE


We are a pleased to announce
Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s Quartet "Tribute to Charlie Haden"

The repertoire of the tour will consist of iconic pieces of Charlie Haden, a key figure of the modern jazz, who passed away recently. Pieces like First Song, Bay City, Silence, Sandino, Passionaria and others that were of his preference as Blue in Green (Bill Evans), Hermitage (Pat Metheny) and Transparence by Gonzalo Rubalcaba.
This album has a thriving group of young musicians from New York, who are representatives of the new trends of the jazz language.
“The way Charlie went about opening the path for me, made all the difference. We had each other’s confidence. Charlie was my friend and I for such reason a privileged. Spending so much time with him, I learned not only about music, but also about love, for the music and for our families, and for each other.
Eternal blessing for him”
– Gonzalo Rubalcaba

May 15-20, 2017

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