Who is Bebo Valdés?

This September 20th at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, the Heartland Jazz Orchestra will be joining the Chuchito Valdés Cuban Quartet to perform selections by Chuchito’s late grandfather “Bebo” Valdés, many that have never been recorded with a large jazz ensemble if at all. For you music educators, a jazz history enthusiasts, or casual lovers of knowledge, the following biography can enlighten you more on the history of this trend-setting music pioneer.

The Father of Mambo & Batanga

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