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Valentin at the World Music and Dance Centre, March 2008
|Birth name||David Joseph Valentin|
April 29, 1952|
South Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 8, 2017
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, Latin jazz, smooth jazz|
|Labels||CTI, GRP, Highnote|
David Joseph Valentin (April 29, 1952 – March 8, 2017) was an American Latin jazz flautist. In the 1970s Valentin combined Latin music with jazz in bands with Bill O'Connell, Lincoln Goines, Richie Morales, Robby Ameen, Sammy Figueroa, and Giovanni Hidalgo. For seven years in a row he was chosen best jazz flautist by readers of Jazziz magazine. In 1985 he received a Grammy Award nomination. In 2003 he won a Grammy for Caribbean Jazz Project, an album he did with Dave Samuels.
Valentin died from complications of a stroke and Parkinson's disease in the Bronx, at the age of 64.
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