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Chucho Valdés and Chick Corea to Perform Together for First Time

The pianists will perform two duo concerts at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center in November

Chucho Valdes
Chucho Valdes (photo courtesy of UNESCO)

Chucho Valdés and Chick Corea will perform together for the first time at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in New York City on November 15 and 16. 

Valdés, the 77-year-old Cuban pianist who helped found Irakere in the 1970s, gets top billing. He will start out each of the two evening shows with a solo set, according to a JALC press release. Then the 78-year-old Corea, whose discography is too vast to even summarize in a short news item such as this one, will join him onstage for a duo performance. 

A pre-concert discussion will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio, located in JALC’s Irene Diamond Education Center.

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