Chucho Valdés: Jazz Batá [CONCERT]

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Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress

Thomas Jefferson Building

10 First Street SE

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This event is CURRENTLY listed as SOLD OUT. Keep checking back! Additional or returned tickets will immediately appear. =============================================== So it’s the day of the show, and you still don’t have a ticket. Should you try to attend anyway? YES! Over 99% of the time you can still come and see the show. A number of RUSH Space Available Passes will be available starting 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH Pass at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH Passes are offered on a space-available basis, and while seats are not guaranteed, you have an EXCELLENT chance to attend the event without an advance ticket.
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Chucho Valdés: Jazz Batá


ABOUT THIS CONCERT
One of the most influential jazz figures of the past half century, the prodigious Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader Chucho Valdés opens our spectacular 2019-2020 season. Valdés summons spirits from many musical cultures with Jazz Batá, an “incendiary, percussion-rich” [SF Jazz] mix melding Yoruban sacred music from West Africa, Cuban dance rhythms and jazz influences both vintage and avant-garde. Here the tall, hourglass-shaped batá drums used in Santería ceremonies evoke ancestors including Ravel, Miles Davis and Cecil Taylor. And from the golden age of Havana’s music in the 1950’s, a danzón mambo recalls a tune played by his father, Ramon “Bebo” Valdés. Winner of six Grammys and three Latin Grammys, Chucho Valdés is “A pianist of imperial command, possessed of a dazzling, deceptively casual virtuosity” (New York Times).

Presented through the generous support of The Revada Foundation of the Logan Family

Photo credit Carol Friedman


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Reserved seats not claimed by five minutes before the scheduled start of the event will be distributed to waiting RUSH patrons. For more information about RUSH please visit www.loc.gov/concerts/tickets.html

For patrons unable to obtain a reservation, we strongly encourage attendance anyway—while there is no guarantee of seating due to the intimate size of some spaces, patrons are almost always accommodated, especially if they collect a RUSH Space Available pass two hours in advance of the show's start time. In over 99% of cases, all guests are able to be seated, and some seats are ALWAYS available for sold-out performances due to returns and no-shows.

Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov.



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