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JAZZ ROOTS: CUBA: NEW PERSPECTIVES

Jazz

Arturo O’Farrill, Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer, comes to the Arsht with his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Diego Figueiredo opening the concert! In his solo career, Arturo collaborated with a wide spectrum of artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, The Fort Apache Band, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte. In 1995 Arturo agreed to direct the band that preserved much of his father’s music, the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra. In 2010 Arturo traveled with the original Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra to Cuba, returning his father’s musicians to his homeland for headlining performances at the 26th edition of the Havana International Jazz Festival. Arturo’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra continues the tradition every Sunday night at Birdland, which has for decades been one of the most popular jazz clubs in the U.S. Arturo has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Boston Symphony Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Joyce Theater (with Ballet Hispanico, Malpaso Dance Company and Ron Brown/EVIDENCE), Megaron Concert Hall (Athens, Greece), Kannai Hall (Yokohama, Japan), the Taichung Jazz Festival (Taichung, Taiwan), and at New York’s Symphony Space, where he and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra have been in residence since 2007. The evening will begin with Diego Figueiredo, who George Benson described as "one of the greatest guitarists I've seen my whole life!" Figueiredo is also a producer, arranger, orchestrator, and multi-instramentalist which makes his music is a unique fusion of jazz, bossa nova, and classical. He has performed in over forty countries and his phenomenal technique and passion has created an explosion of adoring fans around the world.

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