Asked how he found the energy to keep performing he said, "What else would I do? Watch TV? No, I'd rather play the piano. I will play until I die."
Cuban pianist Bebo Valdes dies in Sweden at age 94 →
"I was a jazz musician from a very young age," Valdes once said. "I started playing like the first jazz pianist I heard, a guy who was popular when I was a kid: Eddy Duchin."