Dave Valentin Dies At 64
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Grammy-Winning Latin Flutist Dave Valentin Dies At 64 by Zamira Rahim, Mar 09, 2017
American Latin Jazz musician Dave Valentin performs on flute at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts , Bronx, New York, New York, May 6, 2005.
Dave Valentin, the Grammy-winning Latin Jazz flutist, has died.He was 64.
The musician passed away in the Bronx following complications from a stroke and Parkinson’s disease, Richie Bonilla, his manager told the New York Times. Valentin was living in a nursing home after suffering a stroke in 2012, where his care was partly funded by donations from the Jazz Foundation of
America.Valentin’s “The Gathering,” a Caribbean Jazz Project record, won the Grammy in 2003 for best Latin Jazz Album. He released multiple albums during his lifetime and worked with other singers such as Patti Austin. He is survived by his brother, George.
Legendary Latin jazz musician and Bronx native Dave Valentin died Wednesday, according to reports.
Valentin was born to Puerto Rican parents in the Bronx and learned percussion at an early age. He went on to play jazz flute and was mentored under Hurbert Laws.
“We’ve lost a legendary musician known throughout the world. A Latin Jazz Artist who made us all proud of him. R.I.P. Dave Valentin,”…