Las Vegas, United States, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban multi-award winning pianist Chucho Valdes expanded his long list of awards by winning a Latin Grammy in the Best Jazz Album category.
The legendary pianist’s album ‘Jazz bata 2’ featured among nominations that included the albums ‘Turning Pages’ by Claudia Acuña, ‘Elemental’ by a trio composed of Otmaro Ruiz, Jimmy Haslip and Jimmy Branly, ‘Dos orientales’ by Hugo Fattoruso and Tomohiro Yahiro, and ‘Rio-São Paulo’ by Andre Marques.
This is Valdes’ fourth Latin Grammy Award, in addition to being the winner of six Grammy Awards.
‘Congratulations to Maestro Chucho Valdes, another Grammy for his discography,’ the Cuban Institute of Music posted on Facebook.
The award was presented during a gala that preceded the main ceremony of the event, which was held on Thursday evening at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The main winners of the untelevised event were Spain’s Alejandro Sanz, Argentine Andres Calamaro, Puerto Rican Kany Garcia and Peruvian-American Tony Succar, with two awards each.