Season Event

Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers

  • February 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Legendary Cuban jazz pianist Chucho Valdés and his band, the Afro-Cuban Messengers, perform a sublime evening of Latin jazz in their first appearance at the Center. Hailed as “the dean of Latin jazz” and “one of the world’s great virtuosic pianists” by The New York Times, this multi-Grammy Award winner has defined his genre and influenced countless musicians worldwide. “Whether Chucho Valdés is performing a gentle ballad or a rousing foot-stomper, his joy is in playing and his love of the music always shines through.” (All About Jazz) This supremely talented musician, composer and arranger is considered one of Cuba’s greatest jazz artists. His long and illustrious career includes more than 80 recordings, performing with such jazz masters as Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, and Chick Corea. He is the winner of five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.  This is an unforgettable treat for jazz lovers.

WPFW 89.3 FM - Pacifica Radio is the media sponsor for Chucho Valdés at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Dr. Greg Robinson, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, School of Music, GMU (Feb 3, 2012) Pre-Performance Discussion

$46, $38, $23