Inicio / De Buena Tinta / EXCLUSIVA: ARTURO O´FARRILL Y CHUCHO VALDES TOCARAN Y GRABARAN JUNTOS

NOTICIAS

EXCLUSIVA: ARTURO O´FARRILL Y CHUCHO VALDES TOCARAN Y GRABARAN JUNTOS

Por: Jesse Cutler
Fecha: 2017.01.05
Fuente: Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA)


Just wanted to circle back to you after the holidays... GRAMMY® Award-winning composer/pianist/educator Arturo O`Farrill and the non-profit The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) just embarked on an historic eight-day cultural diplomacy trip of repatriation to Cuba for late Latin jazz legend Chico O`Farrill in honor of his 95th birthday. Upon their stateside return, two GRAMMY® Award-winning Cuban sons Arturo O`Farrill and Chucho Valdés join together for Symphony Space`s event of the season: Legacies of Jazz: Bebo, Chico, Chucho, `Turo. On January 27 & 28, 2017, O`Farrill and Valdés will perform classics from their legendary fathers` repertoires as well as newly written compositions alongside their own prodigious children and the 18-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

In celebration of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra`s 15th anniversary season, Valdés and O`Farrill reinterpret one another`s fathers` works (Bebo Valdés and Chico O`Farrill) at Legacies of Jazz: Bebo, Chico, Chucho, `Turo in a rotating format. Legacies of Jazz features two of today`s foremost pianists side-by-side playing duos on Steinway`s finest pianos; each pianist performing with their children and special guests; and appearing live on stage with the full 18-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Legacies of Jazz: Bebo, Chico, Chucho, `Turo opens a new dialogue between Cuba and the United States, one that echoes O`Farrill`s commitment to connection, proving that revolution will not hinder family ties. O`Farrill and Valdés are living proof that culture is more important than politics and ideology, and that love and art are the highest power.

Following Legacies of Jazz, O`Farrill and Valdés will record a new full-length studio album showcasing collaborative new works composed by the pianists at Avatar Studios (NYC). The album will be released in 2017. 

Best,
Jesse
JP Cutler Media
(e) press@jpcutlermedia.com
(o) 510.338.0881
(w) afrolatinjazz.org
(w) arturoofarrill.com
 

Regresar a noticias

Lo más leído de la semana