Pianist and composer Manuel Valera is not interested in the usual Latin licks over post-bop beats but in the shape of cubano jazz to come. Valera proves he can heat it up with the best. -- Makkada
The Manuel Valera Quartet and the McCoy Tyner Trio with Stanley Clarke perform during the 22nd-annual Hollywood Jazz Festival at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 20, at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe St., Hollywood. Tickets cost $35. Call 954-779-3032.