Arturo O’Farrill Commissioned by Apollo Theatre to Create New Work

‘Afro Latin Jazz Suite’ will premiere next May

The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) has announced that its founder and artistic director, pianist Arturo O’Farrill, has been commissioned by the Apollo Theater to create a new work, The Afro Latin Jazz Suite The new composition will be premiered by the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO) on May 10, 2014.

Jeff Tamarkin

Arturo O'Farrill gave a passionate, inspiring address at the Jazz Connect Conference, Jan. 2013

According to a press release, the commissioned piece is designed to pay tribute to his father Chico O’Farrill’s Afro Cuban Jazz Suite. The release also stated, “The ALJO concert is a component of the Apollo’s 80th anniversary season, and a part of the theater’s Lost Jazz Shrines Festival.”

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1 Comment

  • Jul 07, 2013 at 02:02PM mrhotpocket

    What a shame that we continue to give money to this mediocre charlatan. Were his last name anything else, he'd be at best a second-rate pianist struggling for work.

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