The National Jazz Museum in Harlem opens a new exhibition of Bebo Valdés. The life and times of Bebo Valdés, the innovative and influential pianist/composer/bandleader and father of legendary Chucho Valdés opens on September 16th on East 104 125th Street.
The great Cuban pianist, bandleader and arranger who set several styles, among them the big-band mambo, led an extremely interesting life which went from stardom to obscurity and then back to super stardom. He is said to be the first jazz musician in Cuba to record a jam session.
A distinguished curatorial team that includes historian/writers Rene Lopez, Ned Sublette and Bob Sancho have created this unique exhibit, designed by Nato Rosado.
For more info, visit www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org