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Music @NYPL presents Jessica Valiente


February 8, 2014

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Flutes and Folksongs from Around the Globe.

Flutist Jessica Valiente is a conservatory-trained classical musician who began to expand into jazz improvisation and studies of traditional music from all over the world 10 years into her classical performance career. Her musical interests reflect her family's mosaic heritage, including African American traditional and popular styles, music of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and indigenous music of both North and South America. She specializes in Afro-Cuban and other Latin styles, Brazilian choro, straight-ahead jazz and performs on traditional Native American style courtship flutes and the Andean quena as a soloist.

Jessica Valiente holds a BA in music from Barnard College in conjunction with Manhattan School of Music, an MA in music performance from Queens College and is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the CUNY Graduate Center.  Ms. Valiente has taught music at Brooklyn College, John Jay College, Baruch College, University of Bridgeport, New School University, Mercy College, and the John J. Cali School of Music of Montclair State University.

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