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Chucho Valdés, Joe Lovano Quintet at Koerner Hall in Toronto

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2016-2017 Season, The Royal Conservatory, Jazz, Piano, Music Mix Concerts

Chucho Valdés, Joe Lovano Quintet

DATE: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | TIME: 8:00 pm
PRICE: Starting at $40.00
| VENUE: Koerner Hall
BUY TICKETS ONLINE: performance.rcmusic.ca/

Chucho Valdés, piano
Joe Lovano, saxophone
Gastón Joya, bass
Francisco Mela, drums
Yaroldi Abreu Robles, percussion

Two artists who exemplify the standards for creativity and exploration at the venerable Blue Note Records come together for the first time in the Chucho Valdés – Joe Lovano Quintet. Pianist Chucho Valdés, who first appeared on Blue Note in 1985, has been a key figure in the evolution of Afro-Cuban jazz for the past 50 years, while saxophonist Joe Lovano, who started at that label in 1990, has recorded more albums on Blue Note than any other artist. Both fearless innovators at the forefront of artistic expression, this collaboration expands their shared quest for the leading edge in jazz expression. The promise of combined greatness, anticipated for over 20 years, will deliver beyond expectations in a quintet backed by a bassist, drummer, and percussionist who rank among Cuba’s hottest and most seasoned instrumentalists.

THIS IS PART OF THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY’S MUSIC MIX CONCERT SERIES, A NINE-CONCERT MUSIC MIX SERIES SUBSCRIPTION STARTS AT ONLY $317, OR MIX WITH CONCERTS FROM OTHER SERIES TO CREATE YOUR OWN PACKAGE

Latin Jazz Network is a project dedicated to the advancement of Latin jazz and its creators. Since 2000 LJN has been spreading the word about this wonderful music known under the umbrella term: LATIN JAZZ.

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