Jazz at the Maverick
Saturday, July 1, 2017 8 pm
Arturo O’Farrill Quintet
Feat. Arturo O’Farrill on Piano with sons Zack on Drums and Adam on Trumpet; Bambam Rodriquez on Bass and Livio Almeida on Saxophone
Five-time Grammy winning Afro-Cuban Jazz legend artfully blends textures and rhythms of South America and the Caribbean.
This performance is made possible with support from Sally Grossman
General Admission $30 Reserved Seating $55 Students $5
Five-time Grammy winning pianist, composer, and educator Arturo O’Farrill, is the son of the late, Afro-Cuban jazz legend Chico O’Farrill. He has played with jazz masters Carla Bley, Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Lester Bowie and was a long-time music director for Harry Belafonte. Arturo has performed worldwide in high profile performances at the Lincoln Center; Charleston’s Spoleto and Newport and Taiwan’s Taichung Jazz Festivals; and has enjoyed a long-standing residency at New York’s Symphony Space. He has also accompanied Ballet Hispánico and the Malpaso Dance Company, for whom he has written three ballets.
Currently, Arturo’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra continues the tradition of performing every Sunday night at Birdland, which has for decades, been one of the most popular jazz clubs in the country. He travels regularly to Cuba as an informal cultural ambassador, working with Cuban musicians and students, bringing Cuban musicians to the US, and bringing American musicians to Cuba.
His newest album release (August 21, 2015) is Cuba: The Conversation Continues on the Motéma label. This album’s “Afro Latin Jazz Suite” was awarded the 2016 Grammy award for Best Instrumental Composition.
With his lightning fast fingers and the ensemble’s hot horns and pulsating rhythms, Arturo O’Farrill’s Jazz at the Maverick is certain to be a high-energy, unforgettable performance.
“Hooting and slewing between pan-Latin fusion, American hard bop, swing and classical – O’Farrill blazes with his father’s fire.”
Ronnie Scott’s, London.