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Music, Sun 1 Mar 2020

HPBC Records Presents: Yelfris Valdés w/ Tim Garci

HPBC Records Presents: Yelfris Valdés w/ Tim Garci


HPBC Records Presents:

Yelfris Valdés []

with support from Tim Garcia [] (Jazz FM + Música Macondo)


£8 Concession/£10 Adv.

'Absolutely brilliant this album.. this guy is a very important new generation Cuban Artist' - Gilles Peterson BBC 6 Music

'The Incredible Afrocuban Trumpeter player... Yelfris Valdes, sounds like his horn could be made of glass!' - Mary Anne Hobbs – BBC 6 Music

'Yelfris is the don! he has an ear for music like none other & he’s one my favourite players' - Quantic


HPBC Records is proud to host critically acclaimed Cuban trumpet player Yelfris Valdés at Hyde Park Book Club.

Growing up in Cuba, Valdés performed and toured with some of the countries most famous musicians, including the legendary Grammy Award Winning Buena Vista Social Club, Omara Portuondo, Barbarito Torres, Guajiro Mirabal, Amadito Valdes, Roberto Fonseca and X Alfonso before being nominated for a Grammy for Best Tropical Album in 2010 with Sierra Masestra, whose album included several of Yelfris’ compositions.

He moved to London in 2014 and positioned himself very quickly as one of the most in demand trumpet players in the capital’s music scene since. He soon began playing with some of the biggest international starts, such as Madonna, The Clash and Michael Kiwanuka to multi-Grammy award winning pianist Chucho Valdés and the last edition of African Express with Damon Albarn, Rokia Traoré amongst others. His time in London has seen him collaborate with some of the finest UK musicians from Mobo award winning drummer Moses Boyd and pioneering grime MC Kano to highly lauded producer Quantic, he also recorded on the Yussef Kamaal project with Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Records which went on to become the best-selling jazz album in the UK for generations shining an international light on this new wave of UK jazz musicians.

In 2018 Yelfris released his first Ep called ‘The World Of Eshu Dina’ which is a tribute to the Yoruba religion. The musical traditions of Yoruba are incorporated into his work. Yelfris’ Afro-Cuban roots connects him directly with Mother Earth and the Orisha Gods.

In October 2019, Valdés release his debut album ‘For the Ones’ to critical acclaim.

Event details

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Sun 1 Mar 2020 19:30 to 00:00


£8 Consessions, £10 Standard 


27-29 Headingley Lane,



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