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Afro latin jazz alliance

Afro latin jazz alliance

Virtual birdland | arturo o’farrill & the afro latin jazz orchestra

The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) was founded in 2007 by singer, composer, and educator Arturo O’Farrill as a non-profit organization. ALJA is committed to preserving Afro Latin jazz’s music and heritage, promoting its performance to new audiences, enriching the genre through commissions for composers and arrangers, and educating young people about this cultural treasure. The GRAMMY award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO), led by Arturo O’Farrill, has firmly established ALJO as the standard-bearer for creative interpretations of Latin jazz greats as well as the driving force behind new commissions from Latin music’s most talented composers and arrangers such as Miguel Zenon, Dafnis Prieto, Gabriel Alegria, Papo Vazquez, Edmar Caste, and others.
Arturo O’Farrill is a forward-thinking composer whose music is featured prominently in the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra’s annual New York season. Mr. O’Farrill has earned commissions from the Apollo Theater, Meet the Composer, the Big Apple Circus, the Philadelphia Music Project, Symphony Room, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. He is a celebrated composer with a regular new ground-breaking and forward-looking outlook.

Arturo o’farrill and the afro-latin jazz orchestra: three

New York City, New York City, New York City, New York City, New York City, New The GRAMMY® Award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO), led by Arturo O’Farrill, will be featured in the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance’s second concert of the 11th season. On Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2 at 8 p.m., the program, dubbed East Meets West, will be performed at Symphony Space on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Only on Friday at 7 p.m., there is a pre-performance chat. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for students, seniors, and children, and $15 for Symphony Space members. Visit www.symphonyspace.org, call 212.864.5400, or visit the box office for tickets. Call or come to the box office to purchase a subscription. Symphony Space is located on Broadway and 95th Street in Manhattan.
East Meets West will look at the evolution of Latin jazz on the West Coast. According to O’Farrill, “there has been an unspoken competition between the East and West Coast Latin jazz movements.” “Hopefully, this concert would increase awareness of these diverse movements that have existed on opposite sides of the country.”

Virtual birdland | arturo o’farrill & the afro latin jazz orchestra

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, as well as the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats Youth Big Band, present their Holiday Concert at BRIC this December. This event will include guest vocalists Sammy Gonzalez Jr. and Ivan Llanes and will be a retrospective on Latin Jazz Big Band music with a focus on classic Mambo.
O’Farrill founded the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra in 2002 with the aim of bringing the essential musical traditions of Afro Latin jazz to a broader general audience and significantly expanding the contemporary Latin jazz big band repertoire through commissions to artists from a variety of stylistic and geographic backgrounds.
The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and Arturo O’Farrill
Arturo O’Farrill, the leader of the “first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz” (The New York Times), is a GRAMMY Award-winning pianist, composer, and educator who was born in Mexico and raised in New York City. Arturo O’Farrill, the son of the late great composer Chico O’Farrill, attended the Manhattan School of Music and Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music. From 1979 to 1983, he was a member of Carla Bley’s Big Band and a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte. He founded the GRAMMY-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra in 2002 with the aim of bringing the essential musical traditions of Afro Latin jazz to a broader general audience and significantly expanding the contemporary Latin jazz big band repertoire through commissions to artists from a variety of stylistic and geographic backgrounds.

Afro latin jazz alliance plays tito puente – june 17, 2009

Via the entry point of jazz, the non-profit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) performs, educates about, and preserves music from all over the Americas that has African and indigenous origins.

Virtual birdland – december 6, 2020

ALJA is dedicated to social justice, fairness, inclusion, and the equality of all cultures around the world as part of its work.
Arturo O’Farrill founded ALJA in 2007 to promote Afro Latin Jazz through a variety of performance and educational programs, as well as to provide institutional support for the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.
ALJA produces an annual concert season in New York and keeps the Orchestra’s weekly engagement at the legendary jazz club Birdland. A world-class selection of Latin jazz musical scores and recordings is also maintained by the Alliance. The Afro Latin Jazz Academy of Music (ALJAM), an in-school residency program that provides instrumental and ensemble instruction to public schools throughout the city, the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, a pre-professional youth orchestra that prepares the next generation of musicians, and the Global Rhythms in Our Tribe (G.R.I.O.T. ), a community music program that engages underserved youth. The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance has an administrative office in Central Harlem’s historic Minisink Townhouse. Visit afrolatinjazz.org for more information on the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.