MANUEL VALERA

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Born: October 17, 1980 Instrument: Piano

Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger, Manuel Valera is in the forefront of contemporary modern jazz. He represents the next generation of great performers and composers. His sound is fresh, inviting and evocative, and his goal is to forge innovative sounds that bring a vitality and newness to the idioms of jazz and Latin jazz. He is constantly workshopping musical ideas to develop new composition and arranging techniques that bring together Cuban, Puerto Rican, Brazilian and various jazz styles and forms. His musical training started at an early age at Havana’s Manuel

Saumell Conservatory where he originally studied classical saxophone. It wasn’t until emigrating to the United States in December 1994 when Valera switched to the piano. He began composing in 2000 while enrolled in the jazz program at the New School in New York where he studied, among others, with Reggie Workman,
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MANUEL VALERA Forma Nueva album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Forma Nueva
Post Bop 2004
MANUEL VALERA Melancolía album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Melancolía
Post Bop 2004
MANUEL VALERA Historia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Historia
Post Bop 2006
MANUEL VALERA Vientos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vientos
Post Bop 2007
MANUEL VALERA Currents album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Currents
Post Bop 2009
MANUEL VALERA New Cuban Express album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
New Cuban Express
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2012
MANUEL VALERA Expectativas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Expectativas
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2013
MANUEL VALERA Self Portrait album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Self Portrait
Post Bop 2014
MANUEL VALERA In Motion album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
In Motion
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2014
MANUEL VALERA Manuel Valera & Groove Square: Urban Landscape album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manuel Valera & Groove Square: Urban Landscape
Fusion 2015
MANUEL VALERA The Seasons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Seasons
Latin Jazz 2017
MANUEL VALERA Manuel Valera Trio : The Planets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manuel Valera Trio : The Planets
21st Century Modern 2018
MANUEL VALERA Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band : José Martí En Nueva York album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band : José Martí En Nueva York
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2020

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MANUEL VALERA Live at Firehouse 12 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Firehouse 12
Afro-Cuban Jazz 2015

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