November 9th 2017

November 9th 2017

08:00 PM

10:00 PM EDT

Jazz @ The Gasworks Presents: Manuel Valera

141 Park Street North, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Ticket Name
Price
Quantity
General
$35.00

General admission. Doors open at 7pm.

Student
$25.00

Student admission. Please provide student ID upon entry. Doors open at 7pm.

Born and raised in Havana, Grammy nominated pianist and composer Manuel Valera since arriving in NYC 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, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Chris Potter, Dave Binney, Adam Rogers, Mark Turner, John Benitez, Samuel Torres, Joel Frahm, Yosvany Terry and Pedro Martinez and classical violinist and composer Joshua Bell among many others. 

This dynamic and prolific artist has recorded 12 cds as a bandleader with touring projects ranging from his Grammy nominated group New Cuban Express to his modern contemporary trio to solo piano. His latest trio recording The Seasons will be released on MAVO Records spring 2017.

Valera is the recipient of many composition grants — most notably Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works, the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation and the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. He has travelled the world performing in more than 30 countries at some of the biggest international venues and festivals in the world.

 

Mr. Valera is often relentless and blistering at the keyboard, but a shape-shifting melodicism is embedded in everything he plays.

—Giovanni Russonello - New York Times

 

He leaves no doubt that he is destined to play a role in the future of jazz.” 

—Philip Van Vleck, Billboard

 

Originals like “Opening” and “In the Eye of the Beholder” prove that he {Valera} is still a champ. His chops enable him to execute ornate designs at warp speed, while generating ferocious rhythmic thrust.

—Thomas Conrad - Jazztimes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamilton Music Collective

Location

The Gasworks

141 Park Street North, Hamilton, ON, Canada

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