Pianist, Roberto Carlos “Cucurucho” Valdes & his Band

07/15/2022 10:00 PM
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Pianist, Roberto Carlos “Cucurucho” Valdes & his Band

A quiet unassuming presence, Cucurucho is an expressive player as comfortable with the classics and the dance music tradition as with jazz, Cucurucho Valdés has established himself as a singular voice on the piano. He’s equally comfortable playing Jarrett and Hancock one minute then Lecuona the next. Regardless of geneology, Cucurucho shares that his training was nurtured by the classics of traditional Cuban piano and by artists from other confines like Ignacio Villa “Bola de Nieve”, Jorge Bolet, Manuel Saumell , Ignacio Cervantes, Harold Gramatges, Hubert de Blanck, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea, among others. Forever true to his Cuban musical roots, Cucurucho is a modern-day messenger.

Born in 1977, Cucurucho began his career at a very young age winning prizes, playing at national festivals and performing with the children’ group, Los Aragoncitos—modeled after famed Orquesta Aragon. He studied privately and then entered the prestigious Almadeo Roldan school which was known for its rigor. But he did his postgraduate work on the bandstand, playing with the most popular bands of the day, such as Charanga Habanera and Charanga Forever, and accompanying top vocalists such as Isaac Delgado and Paulo FG, to name a few.

It was in these early days, in fact during his professional debut performance, that Roberto Carlos became Cucurucho Valdés. The story is told that Roberto Carlos had forgotten to eat that day while he was practicing and preparing for the concert. He only had access to some cocktail peanuts immediately prior to the show which he put in his back pocket. After the concert while taking a bow, the peanuts had become peanut butter. “Cucurucho” is the cone shaped paper where peanuts are sold on the street in Havana. The musicians had anointed him, and the name stuck.

Cucurucho is an expressive player as comfortable with the classics and the dance music tradition as with jazz, Cucurucho Valdés has established himself as a singular voice on the piano playing upbeat Cuban jazz.

20% Gratuity will be added to your bill, on the dinner portion of your package ($50 -- $10/per person), in addition to any additional items. Gratuity does not include the ticket price or taxes.

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A quiet unassuming presence, Cucurucho is an expressive player as comfortable with the classics and the dance music tradition as with jazz, Cucurucho Valdés has established himself as a singular voice on the piano. He’s equally comfortable playing Jarrett and Hancock one minute then Lecuona the next. Regardless of geneology, Cucurucho shares that his training was nurtured by the classics of traditional Cuban piano and by artists from other confines like Ignacio Villa “Bola de Nieve”, Jorge Bolet, Manuel Saumell , Ignacio Cervantes, Harold Gramatges, Hubert de Blanck, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea, among others. Forever true to his Cuban musical roots, Cucurucho is a modern-day messenger.

Born in 1977, Cucurucho began his career at a very young age winning prizes, playing at national festivals and performing with the children’ group, Los Aragoncitos—modeled after famed Orquesta Aragon. He studied privately and then entered the prestigious Almadeo Roldan school which was known for its rigor. But he did his postgraduate work on the bandstand, playing with the most popular bands of the day, such as Charanga Habanera and Charanga Forever, and accompanying top vocalists such as Isaac Delgado and Paulo FG, to name a few.

It was in these early days, in fact during his professional debut performance, that Roberto Carlos became Cucurucho Valdés. The story is told that Roberto Carlos had forgotten to eat that day while he was practicing and preparing for the concert. He only had access to some cocktail peanuts immediately prior to the show which he put in his back pocket. After the concert while taking a bow, the peanuts had become peanut butter. “Cucurucho” is the cone shaped paper where peanuts are sold on the street in Havana. The musicians had anointed him, and the name stuck.


Seating Info
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Premier Tables:
The best seats in the house positioned directly in front of the performance stage (marked dark blue on the seating map).

Standard Tables:
Clear and unobstructed views of stage (marked purple on the seating map). A few tables have a partially obstructed view (marked light blue on the seating map).

Cocktail & Bar Area:
Seating at high-top tables and at the bar area available on a first come, first seated basis (marked green on the seating map). Tables may be shared for sold out shows. Two TV monitors with live video feed of the performance are conveniently located above the bar and cocktail areas.

  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Dinner menu available in all sections.
  • Your ticket is also your dining reservation.
  • Every ticket gets a seat in area purchased and tables are reserved based on the date when you made your reservation.
  • We will do our best to ensure that your entire group sits together, please let us know in the order notes if there are multiple ticket orders in your group.
  • For any special needs or accommodation requests, please call us at 215-568-3131.
  • Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.
  • No refunds, professional cameras or outside food and drink.
  • There is a limited amount of seating available for performances, if the show is sold out online, contact us at 215-568-3131 for seating availability.

Festival Seating:
Festival seating is our general admission ticket. The entire venue or a portion of the venue may be designated for festival admission. These tickets will guarantee you a seat for the show and you are free to sit anywhere in the venue based on a "first come, first seated" basis. This should also allow for larger groups to sit together.

  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Dinner menu available in all sections.
  • Your ticket is also your dining reservation.
  • For any special needs or accommodation requests, please call us at 215-568-3131.
  • Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.
  • No refunds, professional cameras or outside food and drink.
  • There is a limited amount of seating available for performances, if the show is sold out online, contact us at 215-568-3131 for seating availability.