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Billboard Latin Music Week April 22-25, 2019 The Venetian, Las Vegas - Use Discount Code LMM19 to register and get $50 OFF the Early Bird Rate!! ($475 vs. $525)
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Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 05:52 AM

SFJAZZ Gala Honoring Chucho Valdés

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Chucho and Joe Lovano coming March 16th

Click here for Tom's report and gallery.

Chucho returns to SFJAZZ on March 16 for two shows with the great jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano.

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Monday, 04 February 2019, 12:57 AM

El Niño y la Verdad at SF SalsaRueda

Thurs. Feb. 14 through Sunday Feb. 17

The annual SFSalsaRueda Festival is back with the West Coast premiere of one of the most exciting bands in Cuba - El Niño y la Verdad, a 16-piece band following in the long line of Revé spinoffs that includes Van Van, Ritmo Oriental and Dan Den. Bay Area fans will remember Emilio "El Niño" Frías from Revé's 2010 tour.

Click here for a full list of performances, dance classes, workshops and other concerts, including the Bay Area Rumberos and a timba workshop by the legendary Roberto Borrell. 

 

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 06:31 AM

Chucho Valdés Lifetime Achievement Award from SFJAZZ

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Chucho, Irakere, Omara Portuondo, Yosvany Terry, Harold López-Nussa, Jesús Díaz y su QBA, and many others will gather to celebrate the career of Chucho Valdés on Thursday, Jan. 31 at SFJAZZ.

Here's a great interview with Richard Scheinen about Chucho and his new book with Rebeca Mauleón-Santana, Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz.

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 06:03 AM

2019 SFJAZZ Gala

SFJAZZ is pullng out all the stops for their 2019 Gala which will honor Chucho Valdés with a lifetime achievement award.  The main event, which takes place on January 31, 2019, is a concert with some of the best names in jazz and Afro-Caribbean music including Chucho, Irakere 45, Chucho's children (daughter Leyanis Valdés and son Jesse Valdés), legendary vocalist Omara Portuondo, saxophonist and chékere master Yosvany Terry, Harold López-Nussa, vibraphone master Stefon Harris, famed vocalist Dianne Reeves, SFJAZZ Collective, and other special guests. Click here for photos and more info.

An after party follows the main event with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans and Jesús Díaz y su QBA great Bay Area timba band performing.

 [Tom Ehrlich]

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