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Chuck Loeb: At Home

A visit with the guitarist at his home in upstate N.Y.

Chuck Loeb

Main Street in Irvington, N.Y., slopes down a steep hill to offer a commanding view of the Hudson River. Chuck Loeb lives here with his wife, vocalist Carmen Cuesta, on a quiet side street, in a beautiful, cleanly appointed house with a deck overlooking the backyard. Their two daughters, Christina (19) and Lizzy (18), attend Tufts and Boston College, respectively. Because their mother is from Spain, the girls have dual citizenship and are bilingual. Loeb speaks Spanish as well, and when his schedule permits he spends summers with the family at their second home in Castellon (near Valencia).

This year, Chuck and Carmen celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Their best man was a fellow musician by the name of Stan Getz. Loeb got his big break with Getz in 1979, joining a band that included Mitchel Forman, Mark Egan and Victor Lewis. Working with a jazz master and gaining exposure as a player and composer was reward enough, but while on tour, Loeb also happened to meet the love of his life. Sure enough, Getz is in the wedding photos, standing right next to the bride and groom.

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