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Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra to Tour U.S., Abroad

Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) has announced the dates for its Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra’s (ALJO) 2004 summer tour. Titled “Mambo Madness” the tour takes the Latin-jazz orchestra through the U.S and to a debut performance in Shanghai, China. In each city, the ALJO, led by pianist Arturo O’Farrill (pictured), son of the pioneering composer and bandleader Chico O’Farrill, will expose audiences to the traditions of Latin jazz by performing some of the genre’s most famous tunes as well as new works and compositions by the ALJO.

“The ALJO is comprised of the cream of the crop in Latin jazz musicians,” O’Farrill said in a press release. “We are performing the seminal works of the Latin jazz Masters and commissioning a new body of work for this genre. With all of this, we are deeply committed to the precepts of groove and clavé. This is the real deal, get ready to swing hard!”

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