Arturo O'farrill

MENDING WALL: PRISM Quartet, Tony Arnold, Arturo O'Farrill

Mending Wall is a fully staged concert exploring the meaning of walls in our world by giving musical form to questions about identity, community, division, and freedom. Soprano Tony Arnold and pianist Arturo O’Farrill join the PRISM Quartet in world premiere performances of works by four visionary composers—Martin Bresnick, George Lewis, Juri Seo, and O’Farrill—who take inspiration from poetry by Robert Frost, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Waly Salomão, and Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Directed by Jorinde Keesmaat with lighting design by Aaron Copp.
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PRISM Quartet premieres MENDING WALL, a fully staged dramatic concert with Arturo O'Farrill and soprano Tony Arnold (Feb 12/14, PA & NY)

Announces the long-awaited world premiere in NY & PA. of a fully staged evening of new music, poetry, and light:. Originally scheduled for March 2020, then halted by COVID-19, the Dutch opera director Jorinde Keesmaat rethinks and restages. Mending Wall for our changed world and new walls. Music for saxophone...

Pianist Arturo O’Farrill breaks barriers and builds community

Arturo O’Farrill’s career is loaded with highlights. Now entering his third decade as leader of the acclaimed New York-based Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, O’Farrill has won multiple Grammy awards. He’s worked with music luminaries Dizzy Gillespie and Harry Belafonte. And he currently holds a faculty position at UCLA. This year, O’Farrill...

Arturo O’Farrill creates inclusive community at UCLA through music

This post was updated Oct. 7 at 11:40 a.m. Editor’s note: Daily Bruin used Latino, Latina, Latinx and Hispanic in this article according to sources’ preferences. Music is all about community. Global jazz studies professor Arturo O’Farrill is co-chair of the Herb Alpert School of Music’s Anti-Racism Action Committee to...

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Fandango at the Wall with the Villalobos Brothers Friday, October 15th at 8:00 p.m. Pacific at Campbell Hall

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Fandango at the Wall with the Villalobos Brothers. Heralded as “one of the best jazz orchestras in existence” by The New Yorker. A transnational project that prompted an album, book and documentary, Fandango at the Wall was...

New Music Monday—Joe Farnsworth, Arturo O’Farrill, & Yoron Israel

On Monday, October 4, at noon time, Arturo Gómez will highlight these recordings and more!. Although drummer Joe Farnsworth has been around since the early 1990s has played with some of jazz’s best artists, in the last 5 years, he has become a highly sought-after drummer to record with and tour. Joe was born in Holyoke, MA. His father was a renowned regional trumpet player. Farnsworth attended high school in Jakarta, Indonesia, and absorbed many Indonesian music trends which he incorporates into his playing. Joe is accompanied by Kenny Barron-piano and Peter Washington-bass to make “City of Sounds” one of the best trio sessions of 2021.

New Music Monday—Gerry Gibbs, Kenny Garret, Pete Rodriguez & Arturo O’Farrill

Tune in for New Music Monday highlights on Monday, August 9 at noon:. Gerry is a very well-established and esteemed drummer who happens to be the son of the living legend, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs. On this stunning 2-disc release, Gerry is performing with 4 outstanding pianists, Kenny Barron, Patrice Rushen, Geoff Keezer, and the late Chick Corea. All of the 19 songs were written by Terry Gibbs hence, the appropriate title of this instant masterpiece.

Arturo O’Farrill Announces Blue Note Debut, ‘Dreaming In Lions’

Multiple Grammy Award-winning composer, bandleader, and pianist Arturo O’Farrill has fulfilled what he calls “a lifelong dream” with his signing to Blue Note Records and the September 24 release of his label debut …dreaming in lions…. The album finds O’Farrill leading the colorful 10-piece assemblage The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble...

Erroll Garner, Chick Corea & Tal Farlow + Eric Reed, Arturo O’Farrill, Milt Hinton & Caribbean Jazz

Night Train marks the birthday of contemporary pianist Eric Reed with work he did as a leader, as part of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, with Mary Stallings and Wessell Anderson, and in a special in hour two of the show. There’s also more music from June featured artists Erroll Garner and Chick Corea (an early sideman gig with Blue Mitchell), and new releases from organist Mike LeDonne and vibes player Simon Moullier.

Casita Maria Presents BronX BandA Featuring Arturo O'Farrill

BronX BandA is the latest collaboration between Casita Maria and Grammy award-winning artist Arturo O’Farrill. BronxNet will broadcast BronX BandA’s 9-piece jazz ensemble new compositions based on the oral histories of Bronxites. BronX BandA is a continuation of Casita Maria’s partnership with Arturo O’Farrill that began with the Bronx-based Latin jazz ensemble, BLITZ.

Arturo O'Farrill: Virtual Birdland

Whenever an obstacle presents itself—even one as devastating and disruptive as a global pandemic—it's a sure bet that musicians will find a way around it, a way to keep making music even in the most grievous circumstances. Jazz musicians have been especially creative during the Covid-19 scourge, using social media, the internet and any other means at their disposal to share their music with the world. True, the paychecks aren't as large or as regular as once they were, but love and dedication can make up for a lot of shortcomings—the sort of love and dedication that produces recordings such as Virtual Birdland, wherein the members of pianist Arturo O’Farrill 's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra were able to come together solely in spirit, assembling instead in groups of one in living rooms, bedrooms, and even closets to help make the dream of creating bright and pleasing music a reality.