Chucho Valdés

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Birthday
9, 1941
Birthplace
Quivican, Cuba
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
9, 1941 (age 76)
Birthplace
Quivican, Cuba

About

Founded prominent Cuban Latin jazz band Irakere. Considered to be among the greatest jazz pianists to come out of Cuba.

Before Fame

He won a Grammy for his 1978 album Live at Newport, the first of many.

Trivia

He was named Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in October 2006.

Family Life

He was born to Bebo Valdés, himself a famous Cuban pianist who became known as the director of Tropicana night-club band Bebo Valdés.

Associated With

He successfully carried on the legacy of great Cuban bandleaders of the past like Desi Arnaz.