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Manuel Valera Trio / Jazz Fusion (1)
Manuel Valera Trio / Jazz Fusion (1)

Fri, Dec 08



Manuel Valera Trio / Jazz Fusion (1)

Experience the magic of jazz fusion with a Cuban twist! Join us at Terraza 7 on November 4th for an evening with the phenomenal Manuel Valera Trio. Dive deep into the rhythms of Havana and the energy of NYC's jazz scene.

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Time & Location

Dec 08, 2023, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Queens, 40-19 Gleane St, Queens, NY 11373, USA

About the event

Manuel Valera Trio / Jazz Fusion

Presented by Terraza 7

Date: Friday, December 8th, 2023

Time: 7:30 pm (first set) &  9:00 pm (second set)


$20 Cover Charge for Mezzanine Seating.


  • Hamish Smith / Bass
  • Jimmy Macbride / Drums
  • Manuel Valera / Piano, responsible for arrangements and compositions.

About Manuel Valera:

Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Manuel Valera, now based in New York City, is a Grammy-nominated artist, pianist, and composer. Since his arrival in NYC, Valera has earned significant recognition in the modern jazz arena. He's lent his exceptional talents as both a pianist and composer to a slew of notable artists including Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Brian Lynch, and many more.

Leading his band, "Manuel Valera and the New Cuban Express," Valera's work is profoundly influenced by Cuban artists of the 70s and 80s. His unique style seamlessly integrates elements of Jazz, R&B, fusion, and funk with Cuban music, drawing inspiration from iconic figures like Irakere and Emiliano Salvador.

With "Expectativas" (MAVO 2013) marking his seventh recording as a leader, Valera's accolades include a Grammy nomination in 2013 for "New Cuban Express" (MAVO 2012) in the Best Latin Jazz Album category. His vast discography includes critically acclaimed albums such as "Forma Nueva" (MAVO 2004) and "Melancolia" (MAVO 2006).

Over his illustrious career, Valera has received numerous grants for composition, including from Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works and the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. His performances span the globe, with shows in over 30 countries at some of the world's premier venues and festivals.


  • Mezzanine

    Gain privileged access to the concert at Terraza7's Mezzanine, where you'll enjoy the intimacy of a private space with seating. Immerse yourself in the melodies and rhythms, all while being in close proximity to the talented musicians.

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