Arturo O’Farrill and ALJO to Play Symphony Space Feb. 14-15

Music of Colombia and Peru to be featured

Arturo O'Farrill with his Latin Jazz Orchestra at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
Arturo O'Farrill performs at Jazz & Colors, Central Park, NYC, 11-13

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Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra will present “Jazz Across the Americas: Colombia & Peru” at New York’s Symphony Space on Feb. 14-15. The program features artists and composers from these two countries now living in the United States. The ALJO will premiere several newly commissioned works as well as selections from each guest artist’s repertoire.

The guests include pianist/composer Pablo Mayor and accordionist/composer Gregorio Uribe (representing Colombia), and trumpeter/composer Gabriel Alegria, saxophonist/composer Laura Andrea Leguía and percussionist/composer Ivonne Paredes (representing Peru); additional musicians include Yuri Juarez (Criolla guitar), Freddy “Huevito” Lobton (Cajon, Zapateo dancing), and percussionists Nestor Gómez and Marcelo Woloski.

The show is part of the Composers Now Festival.

On May 6, O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra will release their latest album, The Offense of the Drum, on Motéma Music.

Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway, NYC. Showtime is 8 p.m.

Tickets are $15/$20. Contact Symphony Space or call 212-864-5400.