Arturo O’Farrill Sextet

Arturo OFarrill“If there is such a thing as a first family of Afro-Cuban jazz, the O’Farrill clan has a right to claim that distinction.”The New York Times

Arturo O’Farrill is a world-renowned, Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and educator. In 2002, O’Farrill created the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra to bring the vital musical traditions of Afro Latin jazz to a wider audience, and to greatly expand the contemporary Latin jazz big band repertoire across a wide stylistic range. He has also established the non-profit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance to promote Afro Latin Jazz through a comprehensive array of performance and educational programs. A celebrated, ground-breaking, and forward-thinking composer, O’Farrill’s influence and ability have extended well beyond Afro Latin Jazz into groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte.

style: straight-ahead/Latin jazz

If you like Arturo O’Farrill, check out these artists:
Terence Blanchard Quintet, Jazz at Lincoln Center Group, Phil Dunlap Quintet

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