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Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes is today's ultimate jazz ambassador - from deep Afro-Cuban roots and improvisational jazz mastery, he creates a sophisticated style all his own. For their first stateside performance in seven years, Valdes brings his Afro Cuban Messengers to the Allen Room. Wendell Pierce hosts.