Bronx Lebanon Hospital, in association with The Bronx Tourism Council, The Borough President and The National Jazz Museum today presented a free concert on Orchard Beach. The live music included Grammy Award winner Dave Valentin. The native New Yorker and Latin Jazz flute maestro lives here in the Bronx and studied at Bronx Community College.
Valentin has recorded over 15 albums, combining the influence of Rhythm and Blues, Pop Music, Brazilian music with Salsa, Latin and Smooth Jazz to create a slick and accessible form of crossover sound.
Dave Valentin has appeared in the documentary film, Calle 54, performing with the late and great Mambo King, Tito Puente.