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Chucho Valdes Celebrates Grammy at the Village Vanguard

It was a Grammy Fiesta in the Village on April 10, as Chucho Valdes celebrated his Grammy for last year’s Best Latin Jazz Album Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note), by returning to the club where he recorded the album. Following a champagne toast, the Cuban pianist and his quartet – bassist Lazaro Rivero Alarcon, drummer Ramses Manuel Rodriguez Bazalt and percussionist Yaroldy Abreu Robles – performed in front of a packed club that counted Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover among the crowd. In the picture, Chucho embraces Lorraine Gordon, owner of the Village Vanguard, and his trophy.

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