Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Virginia Arts Festival
"It's a joy to witness Arturo O'Farrill's dedication to Latin Jazz as he rises from the piano, where he has just demonstrated his elegant command of it, and then swings over to conduct his 18-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. In addition to showcasing O'Farrill's elegant piano artistry, the concert also showcased the pure notes of expertly played bass, saxophone and trumpets... [ending in] a dizzying crescendo, capturing the audience's affection wholeheartedly." - Miami Artzine
A six-time Grammy winner, Arturo O'Farrill was born into a musical family: his father Chico was a legendary Cuban composer, arranger, and conductor. Arturo has built on and burnished his father's legacy, creating "one of the best jazz orchestras in existence, a powerhouse outfit whose precise section work is enhanced by thrilling soloists" (The New Yorker). Experience music that sets your heart pumping and your soul soaring!