Since Ramon Valle met Ernestina van de Noort (Cuba´s dutch part) even before the Martial Solal Jazz Piano Concours in Paris, October 1998, Ramon Valle tours with `Solo Piano´ and his `Son para Tina´ para `matar el tema´ basically in Netherlands, Germany and Spain. Ramon Valle lives with Ernestina in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Ernestina van de Noort organizes as well the `Cuba Cafe´ Festival summer 2000
in Amsterdam and Tina had been the translator of the Film Festival from Cuba at the Melkweg.
For more information and concert booking in germany, contact Frank Vennewald (Berlin)
For more information and concert booking in spain, contact Nelson Management (Madrid)
Pianist and composer
Luis Ramon Valle Sánchez
Date and place of birth :29-10-1964, Holguín, Cuba
*Began his studies at the age of seven at the School of Fine Arts, Escuela Provincial de Arte, in his hometown Holguín; Graduated at the National School of Music, Escuela Nacional de Arte, in Havana in 1984;
1983-86 Piano teacher at Escuela Vocacional de Arte in Holguín
1985 Double concert with Emiliano Salvador and group + Quintet Ramon Valle in the Casa del Joven Trabajador in Havana
1986-87 Grupo Galaxia, director Ramon Huerta, founder of Afrocuba Jazz Ensemble
1988-89 Santiagio Feliú Ensemble
1986-93 With his Jazz Quartet Brújula : Festival de Jazz Plaza de la Habana, Cuba
1989 With his Jazz Quartet Brújula : International Jazz Festival, Bogotá, Colombia
1991-93 Pianist of Diákara, band of Cuba's 'Nueva Trova' singer Silvio Rodríguez
1994 Solo concerts in Mexico City
1995 Cancún Jazz Festival, Ramon Valle Quartet, Tour in Mexico; Solo guest performance with Chucho Valdés (Irakere),Jamboree Jazz Club, Barcelona
1996 Solo concert Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland, Teatro Nacional de Havana, Ramon Valle Quintet , Solo Concert in the International Press Foundation, at Havana International Filmfestival, Guest performance with NG la Banda, invited by director Jose Luis Cortes, Solo guest performance at the Closure Night of International Guitar Festival, invited by its director Leo Brouwer, Concert at Matanzas Music Festival, Ramon Valle Quintet, Solo Concert at Cuban National Television
1997 Jamboree Jazz Club Barcelona/Spain, Ramon Valle Trio, Jazz/Blues Festival, Stockholm/Sweden, La Boîte Barcelona/Spain with Gema 4 Cuban vocal ladies' group Tivoli Jazz House, Copenhague/Denmark, Ramon Valle Trio , Tränenpalast,Jazz Club Atalante Berlin/Germany, Ramon Valle Trio, Festival de Cine y Literatura Latinoamericano, Rotterdam/Holland, Café Central Madrid/Spain, Solo performance
1998 Terrassa Jazz Festival Ramon Valle Cuban Jazz Trio, Dizzy Jazz Café Rotterdam/Holland , Music Hall 'Frits Philips' Eindhoven/Holland Recital, Piano solo, Sevilla Jazz Festival Ramon Valle Cuban Jazz Trio, Ceuta Jazz Festival, A Train, Berlin/Germany, Piano solo, Paradiso: Ramon Valle and friends, concert with Cubanísimo, Rasa, Utrecht, Ramon Valle Trio, Concours Martial Solal 2nd International Piano Jazz Competition, Paris, september 1998...
Ramon Valle has played during his career in different own formations :
Julio Barreto (drums with Roy Hardgrove, Ron Carter), Dafnis Prieto (drums with amongst others Steve Coleman) Miguel 'Anga' Diaz (conga, with Roy Hardgrove) Felipe Cabrera (bass of Gonzálo Rubalcaba), Horacio Fumero (contrabass of Tete Montoliu), Carles Benavent (bass of Paco de Lucía), Orlando Valle `Maraca´
Ramon´s cousin in Paris ( Jesús Alemany's Cubanísimo ), Ed Schule (contrabass with Paul Motian and Dewey Redman) Ernesto Simpson (drums with Arturo Sandoval), José Carlos Acosta (saxophone of the late Emiliano Salvador).
* LEVITANDO  PM-Records, Havana-Quartet, own composititons
* PIANO SOLO  standard compositions