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Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra



Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  Birdland  •  Ongoing
 
Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill 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 www.afrolatinjazz.org


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Detailed schedule information:
28 April at 9:00 pm & 11:00 pm
5, 12, May at 9:00 pm & 11:00 pm

Contact: Birdland
315 West 44th Street
New York, NY

Tel: (1) 212 581 30 80

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