JAZZ FEST INDEX - 2010 Rochester INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Chuchito Valdes Trio  at Rochester Internation Jazz Festival

Chuchito Valdes, the son and grandson of famous Cuban bandleaders, opened with a rousing Cuban number that came on like a tropical storm and brought the crowd to their feet. This guy is sensational! His piano playing is every bit as powerful as the powerful drummer who was sitting on the other side of the stage from him. And then it was as delicate as can be on a beautiful rendition of "Over The Rainbow." These guys made everyone else we have seen this far in the festival sound like a toy band. - photo by P Doddy - click photo to advance > next