Manuel Valera Trio

08/10/2017 - 08/10/2017

Manuel Valera - piano
Hans Glawischnig - bass
E.J. Strickland - drums

the artist Based in New York City, Grammy nominated pianist and
composer Manuel Valera was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Since arriving in NYC, he has become well known in the NYC modern jazz scene, garnering national reviews and lending his talents as a pianist and composer to such notable artist 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 among many others.

The music performed by the trio is deeply informed by trios of the past. It also has forward thinking view on where the trio seting is going.
The repertoire of the triois composed and arranged by Valera.
The music is a mixture of straight ahead jazz with a hint of Cuban music as well as the occasional interpretations of jazz standards.


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