Arturo O'Farrill

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About Arturo O'Farrill

Arturo O'Farrill is a New York-based jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, and he's the leader of the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. The son of big-band leader Chico O'Farrill, Arturo served with the Carla Bley Band, Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, and Lester Bowie before leading the Chico O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra. In 2008, his orchestra issued the Grammy Award-winning studio album Song for Chico. 2014's Final Night at Birdland and 2015's The Offense of the Drum also won Grammys. Recorded in Havana, 2015's Cuba: The Conversation Continues was nominated for a Grammy. The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra returned with Fandango at the Wall in 2018, followed by Four Questions in 2020 and Dreaming in Lions in 2021, on Blue Note. In 2022, O'Farrill issued The Centennial Suites, and followed with an uncharacteristic piano trio/solo outing titled Legacies, his Blue Note solo debut, in 2023.

Mexico City, Mexico
June 22, 1960

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