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 at the World Music and Dance Centre, March 2008
|Birth name||David Joseph Valentin|
|Born||April 29, 1952|
South Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 8, 2017 (aged 64)|
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, Latin jazz, smooth jazz|
|Labels||CTI, GRP, Highnote|
- "Dave Valentin". All About Jazz. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
- Gonzalez, David (3 June 2011). "Dave Valentin Hangs With Cool Cats, at Home and David performed his first song at their Spring Concert ~Wes Montgomery's ~ "The Joker" along with his Jazz Quartet. Away". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
- "A Special Valentine for Dave Valentin". The Bronx Chronicle. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
- Roberts, Sam (March 8, 2017). "Dave Valentin, a Grammy Award-Winning Latin Jazz Flutist, Dies at 64". The New York Times. p. B14.