Master Class March 16,2018 | Invitation only
Concert March 17 ,2018 | 1 show – 2 Sets (To Purchase tickets click HERE)
|Featuring: Arturo O’Farrill, piano
Ivan Renta, saxophone
James Seeley, trumpet
Rafi Malkiel, trombone
Vince Cherico, drums
Carlos Maldonado, percussion
Keisel Jimenez, percussion
Carlo DeRosa, bass
Fred Miller, Arturo’s manager
|Arturo O’Farrill, pianist, composer, and educator, was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Arturo’s professional career began with the Carla Bley Band and continued as a solo performer with a wide spectrum of artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte.
In 2007, he founded the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the performance, education, and preservation of Afro-Latin music.
In December 2010, Arturo traveled with the original Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra to Cuba, returning his father’s musicians to his homeland. He continues to travel to Cuba regularly as an informal Cultural Ambassador, working with Cuban musicians, dancers, and students, bringing local musicians from Cuba to the US and American musicians to Cuba. Currently, Arturo is the Director of Jazz Studies at CUNY’s Brooklyn College.
Arturo’s well-reviewed and highly praised “Afro-Latin Jazz Suite” from the album CUBA: The Conversation Continues (Motéma) took the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition.