Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, directed by Arturo O’Farrill, recently began a cross-country tour that will run through September. The “Mambo Madness” tour will conclude at the end of September with a hometown performance at JALC’s Rose Hall in New York and the band will stay there for the remainder of the 2005-2006 season.
During the tour, the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra will present works of Latin jazz master composers, as well as new works and commissions and many performances features guest artists.
The orchestra, comprised of 18 soloists, has been a resident orchestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center since 2002.
2005 “Mambo Madness” tour dates:
April 5 Champaign, IL University of Illinois
April 9 Amherst, MA University of Massachusetts – Amherst
April 14 Los Angeles, CA Bovard Auditorium, University of Southern California (with guest Claudia Acuna)
April 22 Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center/NJPAC (with guest Arturo Sandoval)
April 23 Princeton, NJ McCarter Theatre (with guest Arturo Sandoval)
July 5 Mount Vernon, NY City Hall Plaza
August 27 Annandale-on Hudson, NY Bard College
September 9 Cerritos, CA Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (w/guest Paquito D’Rivera)
September 10 Guernville, CA Jazz on the River – Johnson’s Beach (w/guest Paquito D’Rivera)
September 11 Eugene, OR TBA (w/guest Paquito D’Rivera)
Fall/Winter 05-06 Dates in Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City:
September 30 New York, NY Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall (with guests Joe Lovano, Greg Osby and Lew Soloff)
October 1 New York, NY Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall (with guests Joe Lovano, Greg Osby and Lew Soloff)
January 27 New York, NY Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall
January 28 New York, NY Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall
For more information, visit www.jalc.org.