Arturo O'Farrill leads the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at the Newport Jazz Festival.
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July 31, 2014 The ALJO is celebrating its tenth anniversary and looking forward to Grammy night. The group is nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble. They won in 2009 as well.
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Arturo O'Farrill and The Afro Latin Orchestra's new album, The Offense of the Drum, comes out May 6.
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April 27, 2014 O'Farrill's new album transforms big-band Latin jazz into something familiar, but with a new look. Its music moves forward in a subtle and graceful way that's likely to have a lasting impact.
The Arturo O'Farrill Octect performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013.
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September 14, 2013 Latin jazz works best when the musicians involved are as fluent in Afro-Cuban rhythms as they are in the deep grooves and advanced harmonics of bebop. A man with a powerful interest in both the past and the future, Arturo O'Farrill has that pedigree in his DNA.
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Marian McPartland performs at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.
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October 23, 2009 The Piano Jazz 30th-anniversary concert concludes with more all-star performances from the likes of pianist Cedar Walton, singer/pianist Dena DeRose and bandleader/pianist Arturo O'Farrill. Vocalist Karrin Allyson joined host Marian McPartland in a performance of "Twilight World," while jazz giant Randy Weston celebrated musicians everywhere with his tune "The Healers."
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December 12, 2008 NPR presents an annual holiday tradition — with a Latin twist this year. Pianists Arturo O'Farrill, Eliane Elias, Rebeca Mauleon, Angel Echevarria and Ellis Marsalis visit the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., for jazz improvisations on holiday classics.
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Arturo O'Farrill took over the baton of the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra from his father, Latin jazz pioneer Chico O'Farrill.
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May 27, 2008 Pianist Arturo O'Farrill, son of the Latin jazz pioneer Chico O'Farrill, now conducts the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra in New York. He picks five jazz albums which he says changed his life.
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