Manuel Valera is a New York City based pianist and composer born in Havana, Cuba. His Latin American ancestry carries into his music. He is celebrated in the New York City jazz scene and is a 2013 Best Latin Jazz album nominee with his group The New Cuban Express. Valera has a contemporary style of jazz with Latin influence. His technique is upbeat fusing his audiences with energy. We are proud to bring Manuel Valera to Arts Garage and look forward to seeing what the night will unfold.