Arturo O’Farrill Trio at the Jazz Cafe – Music Hall

Fri, Nov 30, 8pm & 10pm

(Detroit, MI)  Jazz Café is proud to present, The Arturo O’Farrill Trio , Friday, November 30thTwo shows 8 PM and 10PM. Mr. O’Farrill has graced the Jazz Café stage before with The Latin Jazz All Stars and Ray Vega, but this time he brings out his trio who will no doubt heat up a chilly November night in Detroit with some of O’Farrill’s combustible Latin Jazz with a decidedly Cuban flavor.

Fri, Nov 30, 8pm & 10pm

(Detroit, MI)  Jazz Café is proud to present, The Arturo O’Farrill Trio , Friday, November 30th Two shows 8 PM and 10PM. Mr. O’Farrill has graced the Jazz Café stage before with The Latin Jazz All Stars and Ray Vega, but this time he brings out his trio who will no doubt heat up a chilly November night in Detroit with some of O’Farrill’s combustible Latin Jazz with a decidedly Cuban flavor.

Featuring:

Arturo O’Farrill  (Piano)

Zachery O’Farrill (Drums)

Shawn Conley (Bass)

Educated at the Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory (from which he received the Distinguished Alumnus Medal), and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, Arturo O’Farrill played piano with the Carla Bley Big Band from 1979 through 1983.  He then went on to develop as a solo performer with a wide spectrum of artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, The Fort Apache Band, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte.

In 1995 Mr. O’Farrill agreed to direct the band that preserved much of his father’s music, the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, which recently concluded a 15-year residency at Birdland, New York City’s famed nightclub.  In December 2010 Mr. O’Farrill traveled with the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra to Cuba, returning his father’s musicians to his homeland for headlining performances at the 26th edition of the Havana International Jazz Plaza Festival.  In addition to playing with the ALJO and the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Mr. O’Farrill has performed throughout the world both as a solo artist and with his smaller groups.

His latest CD is a solo piano effort, The Noguchi Sessions  (2012) These sessions were inspired by the artwork of Japanese/American sculptor
Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), and recorded at the
Noguchi Museum in Long Island City in 2011.

A recognized composer, Mr. O’Farrill has received commissions from Meet the Composer, The Big Apple Circus, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Philadelphia Music Project, Symphony Space, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.  He has also composed music for films including Hollywoodland  and Salud  .  He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, classical pianist Alison Deane, and their sons, Zachary and Adam, who are both accomplished musicians.  Mr. O’Farrill is a Steinway Artist.

Tickets: $30 Advance $40 Door  – Available at The Music Hall Box Office or Ticketmaster.

Jazz Café

350 Madison

Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 887-8501

www.musichall.org

www.jazzcafedetroit.com

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