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Manuel Valera Trio

Manuel Valera Trio

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About the Yardbird Suite

The Yardbird Suite has been Edmonton's jazz venue since 1957.  It is the performance venue of the Edmonton Jazz Society, and is  an intimate,…

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INTERNATIONAL JAZZ SERIES
From New York
MANUEL VALERA TRIO


SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018
TICKETS - MEMBERS $24
DOORS 7 PM - SHOW 8 PM

Manuel Valera - piano
Hans Glawischnig - bass
Mark Whitfield Jr. - drums

Based in New York City, 2013 Grammy nominated artist, pianist and composer Manuel Valera was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Since arriving in New York, he has become well known in the modern jazz scene, garnering national reviews and lending his talents as a pianist and composer to such notable artists as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Brian Lynch, Dafnis Prieto, Jeff “Tain” Watts, John Benitez, Samuel Torres, Joel Frahm, and Yosvany Terry, among many others.

One of his other groups, the New Cuban Express received a 2013 Grammy nomination in the Best Latin Jazz Album category for his 2012 recording “New Cuban Express”. This group explores and fuses the music of Cuba with jazz.

The music of the Manuel Valera Trio is a refreshing take on Cuban music as well as interpretations of jazz standards and previously-recorded original compositions by Valera. It fuses elements of straight-ahead, Latin jazz and R&B to create a very personal sound with a broad appeal. Manuel’s new CD “The Seasons” should be released in time for his Yardbird Suite gig.

Tickets are $28, plus applicable fees. Members will be reimbursed at the door

Date & Times

  • Sat 4/21/18 8:00pm