The University of Iowa
Chucho Valdez Joe Lovano Quintet
Jimmy Katz

Chucho Valdés Joe Lovano Quintet

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Adult: $50 | $40
College Student: $45 | $10
Youth: $25 | $10

This performance is a Group I event - a 20% discount is applied when five or more Hancher events are purchased at the same time.  More about event discounts.

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:30 pm

You could call it post-bop Latin jazz. Or you could just call it perfect. Saxophonist Joe Lovano and pianist Chucho Valdés—revered jazz elders who remain at the forefront of the music—come together for a concert that combines their sensibilities. Valdés and Lovano will be backed by a bassist, drummer, and percussionist who rank among Cuba’s hottest players.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsor:
Phelan, Tucker, Mullen, Walker, Tucker & Gelman, L.L.P.
Sherwood and Sara Wolfson

Chucho Valdés Website   Joe Lovano Website


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Iowa City Press Citizen - Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Cuban jazz pianist Chuco Valdés is a Grammy winner, as is American saxophonist Joe Lovano. With the other members of their quintet, the duo guide a lively combination of classic jazz and Afro-Cuban jazz. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hancher Auditorium. Tickets are $10-$50.
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KCCK - Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Rob Cline from Hancher Auditorium says don’t even try to pick from the two upcoming shows in the next week. You really need to see both. Czech Master of Mirth Tomas Kubinek returns to perform with his old friend Tim Hankewich and Orchestra Iowa Nov. 5. But if that wasn’t enough, jazz trombone master (and friend of KCCK as well as Hancher) Wycliffe Gordon makes this a triple bill. Wycliffe will premiere a brand-new composition written in tribute to Hancher, adding a poignant note to an evening of fun. Then on Nov. 11, jazz masters Chucho Valdes and Joe Lovano bring an all-new Latin Jazz show to the new Hancher. This is an early stop on what will certainly be one of the most important jazz tours of the year.

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