Arturo O’Farrill, Conductor and Piano
MSM Jazz Arts is both privileged and thrilled to present tonight’s program celebrating the musical legacy of the O’Farrills, the “First Family of Afro-Cuban Jazz” (New York Times). Mr. Arturo O’Farrill, a proud product of Manhattan School of Music and new Jazz Arts faculty member, has put together a comprehensive musical program that spans the last seven decades! You will hear repertoire that highlights the foundation of the Afro-Cuban tradition, as well as works that have picked up and woven that same thread into the expansive musical tapestry of the 21st century.
All the music you will hear tonight has either been composed or arranged by one of three generations of O’Farrills: the legendary composer Chico O’Farrill, the internationally recognized pianist, composer, and educator Arturo O’Farrill, and the next generation of the O’Farrill musical tradition, Arturo’s son and Manhattan School of Music alumnus, Adam O’Farrill (BM ’16).
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New York, NY 10027
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