Bobby Sanabria interviews Chucho Valdes

Pianist, composer and bandleader Chucho Valdés celebrates his 81st birthday on October 9 (a birthday he shares with his father Bebo Valdés), but he is not resting on his laurels. For the last month or so Valdés has been presenting his large scale work—La Creación(The Creation)—a three-movement suite for small ensemble, voices and big band that tells the history of creation according to the Santeria tradition. 

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WBGO Yamaha Series: Dayramir Gonzalez performance hosted by Bobby Sanabria

On Thursday, November 3, 2022, WBGO, hosted by Bobby Sanabria presents a streamed concert by the Cuban jazz pianist Dayramir Gonzalez, who performed a set at the Yamaha Studios in New York City, as part of the Yamaha Concert Series, now in its seventh season. Gonzalez was joined by Dean Torrey (bass), Juan Chiavassa (drums) and Keisel Jimenez (percussion), a band that won the DC JazzPrix Competition in 2021.