Manuel Valera - p.(USA)
E.J. Strickland - dr. (USA)
Hans Glawischnig - acoustic b. (AUS)
Born and raised in Havana, Grammy nominated pianist and composer Manuel Valera since arriving in NYC has become well known in the modern jazz scene, garnering national reviews and lending his talents as a pianist and composer to such notable artists as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Brian Lynch, Dafnis Prieto, Jazz at Lin- coln Center Orchestra, Jeff»Tain” Watts, John Benitez, Samuel Torres, Joel Frahm, Yosvany Terry and classical violin virtuoso Joshua Bell among many others.
This dynamic and prolific artist has recorded 13 cds asa bandleader with touring projects ranging from his Grammy nominated group New Cuban Express to his modern contemporary trio to solo piano.
Valera is the recipient of many composition grants — most notably Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works three different times, the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation and the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award.
He has travelled the world performing in more than 30 countries at some of the biggest international venues and festivals in the world.
After working together as a trio for five years, the connection of the trio can be felt throughout the new release "The Planets". The musical interplay that has developed between these musicians is extraordinary.
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