Chucho Valdés

Guest Artist: Chucho Valdés: A Legend!

Apr 15, 2 PM, Apr 15, 7:30 PM
PNW 201; Jewett Auditorium
Free and open to the public

The Music Department is honored to welcome the legendary Chucho Valdés for a solo performance at Wellesley College. The Cuban pianist, composer, and arranger is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. He is the winner of six Grammy Awards and four Latin Grammy Awards. Valdés received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and was inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018.

Born in a family of musicians in Quivicán, Havana province, Cuba, Dionisio Jesús “Chucho” Valdés Rodríguez has distilled elements of the Afro-Cuban music tradition, jazz, classical music, rock, and more, into an organic, personal style that has a truly distinct style and substance.

  • Lecture/Demo, April 15, 2:00pm, PNW 201
  • Solo Concert, April 15, 7:30pm, Jewett Auditorium

Please note: reservations are FULL for the concert. To learn how to get on the standby list, email To hear about future concerts, join the Concert Series email list - request to join at

Masks are required in the venue. Please note, all visitors to the College must be vaccinated and complete the visitor registration form (the Wellesley contact for the form is

This performance will be livestreamed on the Concert Series YouTube channel at the time of the concert ONLY, but will not remain posted.


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