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      July 21, 2019

      Sunday   8:30 PM (on various days)

      315 West 44th Street
      New York, New York 10036

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      The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra


      Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill -- leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" (NY Times) -- was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte.The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. For more information about the orchestra and other ALJA initiatives, please visit us at www.afrolatinjazz.orghttp://www.npr.org/2015/08/12/431549038/first-listen-arturo-o-farrill-cuba-the-conversation-continueshttps://youtu.be/znsww02yN6o

      Cost: 40.00

      Categories: Concerts & Tour Dates

      This event repeats on various days: Aug 18, Aug 18, Aug 25

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.