RESCHEDULED: Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Octet


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Jazz, Latin | Friday, Feb 19, 2016 | 8:00 PM | $26-32

RESCHEDULED: Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Octet

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PLEASE NOTE:

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Octet concert will not be held on the originally scheduled date, January 22. The performance has been rescheduled for Friday, February 19 at 8:00 pm

Ticketholders: Your tickets are valid for the new date. Accommodations may be made for those ticket holders who are unable to attend the rescheduled concert. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marquise Dixon-Willis at 240-912-1072 or via email at mdixon-willis@blackrockcenter.org

Son of big-band leader and Afro Cuban Jazz musician Chico O’Farrill, Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill was born in Mexico and raised in New York City. Growing up Arturo was inspired by his father’s music but cast a wider net when finding his niche –  Afro Latin Jazz, a genre to which he’s made extraordinary contributions. In 2002 Arturo created the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at Lincoln Center and is the founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the performance, education, and preservation of Afro Latin jazz. He is the winner of the 2003 Latin Jazz USA Outstanding Achievement Award and is a Steinway Artist.

Educated at the Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory (from which he received the Distinguished Alumnus Medal), and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, Mr. O’Farrill played piano with the Carla Bley Big Band from 1979 through 1983. He then went on to develop as a solo performer with a wide spectrum of artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, The Fort Apache Band, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte.

O’Farrill has recorded more than thirteen albums and toured the US, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. A recognized composer, Mr. O’Farrill has received commissions from Meet the Composer, The Big Apple Circus, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Philadelphia Music Project, Symphony Space, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts. He has also composed music for films including Hollywoodland and Salud.

This event will take place in our MainStage space and has reserved seating.

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