DAILY TRANSRACIAL: Arturo O’Farrill

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Mexican-American pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill will be the man of the hour tomorrow night when he leads the kick-ass African Latin Jazz Orchestra during two nights of performances at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side.

The concerts come just as O’Farrill — whose Orchestra is based at Jazz @ Lincoln Center — returns from a successful tour of Cuba.

It’s our first time seeing O’Farill (above) in action and we’re stoked to hear his mellifluous mix of strings, piano and percussion — much of it influenced by his legendary father, Chico, who previously led the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.

It’s a Gringo-Latino musical must-see and we’re keen to hear what O’Farrll fils has on his repertoire tomorrow night.

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3 Responses to “DAILY TRANSRACIAL: Arturo O’Farrill”

  1. How did you like his performance?
    We at The Performing Arts Center and Purchase College are honored to have him with us… If you are interested, check out our interview with him on our blog.

  2. GREAT 🙂 Arturo really engages the entire audience.

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