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JALC’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestras Plans CD Release

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s (JALC) Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra will release a live album on June 28 on Palmetto Records, entitled Una Noche Inolvidable (An Unforgettable Night). The performance was recorded on Jan. 28, 2005 with Arturo O’Farrill (pictured) during the inaugural season at JALC’s new home at Rose Hall.

O’Farrill featured two vocalists in the January performance, Herman Olivera and Claudia Acuna, both noted artists in the Afro-Latin tradition. Olivera, who is originally from New Jersey, has worked with artists including Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri, while Acuna, originally from Chile, regularly performed in Santiago’s jazz clubs before moving to the United States and releasing albums on Verve and Maxjazz.

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