|On March 3, 2012, Latin Jazz Flutist and Grammy Award Winner, Mr. Dave Valentin, suffered a stroke that has limited his ability to perform his beloved instrument. The native New Yorker has been in physical therapy since that tragic day. There is a chance that he may be able to wow his audiences on stage worldwide again, but not before he’s the beneficiary of some more critical physical therapy.In the interim, his medical bills have climbing been through the roof. Dave Valentin has insufficient medical insurance to cover the enormous bills surrounding his stroke.
|Joining the party are
Bill O’Connell (Piano)
Lincoln Goines (bass)
Robby Ameen (Drums)
Ragan Whiteside (Flute)
Bob Baldwin (Piano/Keyboards)
Chieli Minucci (guitar)
Dave Samuels (Vibes)
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About Dave Valentin
Dave Valentin (born April 29, 1952, in New York City) is a jazz flutist.
He learned latin percussion first when he was a teenager, and then switched to flute. Valentin’s teacher, the legendary Hubert Laws, suggested that he not double on saxophone because of his attractive sound on the flute. He studied at the Bronx Community College.
In 1977, he made his recording debut with Ricardo Marrero’s group and he appeared also on a Noel Pointer album. Discovered by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen, Valentin was the first artist signed to GRP Records, and he has been a popular attraction ever since. Valentin has recorded over 15 albums, combining the influence of pop, R&B and Brazilian music with Latin and contemporary jazz to create a slick and accessible form of crossover jazz.
In 2000, he appeared in the documentary film, Calie 54, performing with Tito Puente. He toured with El Negro and MioSotis. Since the mid-2000s, Valentin has been signed to Highnote Records, releasing World On A String (2005) and Come Fly With Me(2006). He has done several collaborations with pianist Bill O’Connell, and was a Grammy Award winner for his Caribbean Jazz Project in the early 2000’s with Dave Samuels as well as a Latin Grammy Award nominee in 2006.
In 2012, he suffered a stroke following a performance at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis, In.
BOB BALDWIN BIO
Bob Baldwin is a New York-born and bred artist who has been producing records since the 80’s, including his works with George Benson, Grover Washington, Jr., Michael Urbaniak, Will Downing, Pieces of a Dream Marion Meadows. He’s recorded with Chuck Loeb, Gerald Albright, Paul Brown, Paul Taylor, Chieli Minucci, Glenn Jones, Noel Pointer, Freddie Jackson, Howard Hewitt, to name a select few, and has performed with Dave Valentin on several occasions over the years.
The pianist has done benefits for Haiti for the American Red Cross (“Jazz For Haiti” with Dave Valentin, Chieli Minucci, Ragan Whiteside) as well as “Westchester Musicians for Haiti”.
He’s released his 20th disc, simply titled, “Twenty”. He’s recorded more solo discs than any other Westchester County native.
“It’s an honor to help my musical buddy Dave Valentin out on this event. He’s helped so many others over the years, so it’s only fair and just to him to return the favor”, says the Westchester native.
NewUrbanJazz and Family Resource Center are the sponsors of the event.
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