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Michel Camilo - 100% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1954, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Composing his first song at the age of five, Camilo was heavily influenced by Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner, as well as great classical composers for piano, and the Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. He attended the National Conservatory of the Dominican Republic for 13 years and earned a professorship in music. At 16 Read more

Bebo Valdes - 86% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Latin Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 2000s
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9 October 1918, Quivican, Cuba. Valdés played piano from an early age and was very active as a performer, composer, arranger, and musical director at various Havana nightclubs, throughout the 40s and on into the 50s. During these years, he was also playing and arranging for numerous recording dates. Very highly regarded within the Cuban musical world, Valdés wo Read more

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - 86% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Jazz Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 May 1963, Havana, Cuba. Rubalcaba’s grandfather, Jacobo, was a danzon composer, and his father, Guillermo, a pianist. Playing piano from a very early age, Gonzalo took lessons from the age of eight and then studied classical music at Havana Institute of Fine Arts, where he earned a degree in music composition. He became a professional musician, forming Grupo Proyecto Read more

Irakere - 81% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Latin
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pioneering Cuban jazz band, which began recording on an ad hoc basis in the late 60s, has been home to some of the country’s leading musicians. Irakere, which literally means ‘forest’, was the name of a drummer in Yoruba legend. The title was adopted by the band as a homage to the great drummer, and to reflect the percussive, Afro-Cuban emphasis of their mus Read more

Mongo Santamaria - 80% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Disco Jazz Latin Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ramón Santamaría, 7 April 1922, Jesús María district, Havana, Cuba, d. 1 February 2003, Miami, Florida, USA. Percussionist and band leader Santamaría (nicknamed Mongo by his father) arrived in New York at the end of the 40s. There he performed with the first charanga (flute, violins, rhythm section and voices band) to be organized in the ci Read more

Poncho Sanchez - 77% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Latin Music Videos & Concerts World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 October 1951, Laredo, Texas, USA. The youngest of 11 children, Sanchez taught himself to play guitar, flute, drums and timbales before choosing the conga. He was raised in Norwalk, California, where he played with local bands although his first engagement was as a singer with an R&B band. Among the artists he listened to in these formative years were Machito, Tito Pue Read more

Tito Puente - 71% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Jazz Latin Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ernesto Antonio Puente Jnr., 20 April 1923, Harlem Hospital, New York City, New York, USA, d. 31 May 2000, New York City, New York, USA. Born of Puerto Rican parentage, Puente began piano lessons when he was seven years old and around the age of 10 started tuition in drums and percussion, which became his forte. Around 1936, Puente commenced his professional career as a drum Read more

Arturo Sandoval - 61% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Jazz Latin Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 November 1949, Artemisa, Havana, Cuba. Starting out as a student of classical trumpet, Sandoval quickly turned to jazz and during the 70s attracted worldwide attention not only for the technical brilliance of his playing but also through the exhilarating Latin influence of his work. He was a founding member of the Orquestra De Música Moderna, which evolved into Irak Read more

Eddie Palmieri - 58% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Jazz Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eduardo Palmieri, 15 December 1936, South Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, of Puerto Rican parentage. The self-avowed pioneering ‘oxygen cocktail’ of contemporary salsa, pianist, band leader, composer, arranger, producer Palmieri began playing the piano at the age of eight. He also played timbales, and wanted to specialize in the instrument, but changed his min Read more

Cachao - 57% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Latin World Music
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McCoy Tyner - 40% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alfred McCoy Tyner, 11 December 1938, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Beginning in his early teens, Tyner studied piano formally for several years before joining the jazztet led by Benny Golson and Art Farmer in 1959. The following year he joined John Coltrane, with whom he had previously gigged in Philadelphia. He remained with Coltrane until 1965 in what became known as t Read more

Ray Barretto - 38% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Funk Jazz Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 April 1929, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 17 February 2006, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. Born to Puerto Rican parents, Barretto was raised in East Harlem and the Bronx and was a prominent Latin band leader for many decades. However, he started his professional career as a jazz recording session conga player. To escape the ghetto he joined the army at 17. Infl Read more

Eliane Elias - 37% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 March 1960, São Paulo, Brazil. Before she reached the age of 21, Elias had attracted considerable attention, not only for her keyboard playing but also as a teacher of jazz music. In the early 80s she moved to New York, joined the Randy Brecker and Michael Brecker jazz rock group, Steps Ahead, with whom she remained until 1984, and thereafter recorded and toured ex Read more

Compay Segundo - 36% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Latin Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Máximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz, 18 November 1907, Siboney, Cuba, d. 13 July 2003, Havana, Cuba. Muñoz moved to Santiago (birthplace of ‘son’, Cuba’s national musical style) at the age of seven, and by 13 he was playing guitar and tres (Cuban variant of the guitar) in the bars of the city, as well as working as a barber and tobacco picker Read more

Ibrahim Ferrer - 36% match to Chucho Valdes

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 February 1927, San Luis, Cuba, d. 6 August 2005, Havana, Cuba. The release of the Grammy Award-winning Buena Vista Social Club in 1997 initiated a new era for Cuban music, propelling long-forgotten performers into the spotlight and making belated stars out of the artists such as pianist Rubén González, band leader Juan De Marcos Gonzalez, and singer Ibrahim Read more


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