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Music: Chucho Valdes and friends at Disney Hall

February 16, 2012

Latin jazz may have experienced a diminished profile this year with the controversial elimination of categories in this year's Grammys, but there will be no evidence of that at this concert presented by the L.A. Philharmonic. Multiple Grammy winner Chucho Valdes will perform a variety of hip-shaking tunes with the Afro Cuban Messengers, and the pairing of Poncho Sanchez with trumpeter Terence Blanchard will explore Afro-Cuban jazz with selections from their album-length collaboration "Chano y Dizzy!," which explored the compositions of percussionist Chano Pozo and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. Thu. $45-$125, http://www.laphil.com.

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