On Friday, September 20th, 2013, Chuchito Valdes and his Cuban quartet will perform with the Heartland Jazz Orchestra at the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts at 7:00 p.m. to commemorate the music of Chuchito’s notable grandfather, Bebo Valdes, who recently passed away.
The concert will feature Bebo Valdes’ charts for jazz orchestra. Bebo was a renowned jazz musician in Havana, Cuba; a leader of the orchestra for the Tropicana. These rare charts belong to Chuchito and have not been performed for many years. There will be a short educational session regarding Cuban music, mambo, and cha cha, just prior to the concert.
Tickets are $20 and $25.