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  • [fios1news.com] Music partnership to bring instruments, instruction to Mt. Vernon schools
    State Senator Jeff Klein secured $80K in funding to have Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance musicians help students explore their interests in music 5-time Grammy winner Arturo O’Farrill slams his fingers down on the keyboard today in the small theater at Mount Vernon High School, showing how music can shape someone to do amazing things. “It’s only by learning about one another that we really find out...
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  • [Mount Vernon NY Patch] New Partnership Between Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, Mount Vernon High School
    This new relationship, which will officially kick off next school year, is made possible by $80,000 in state funding. Mount Vernon, NY — Senator Jeff Klein joined Mount Vernon school officials to announce an exciting new partnership between the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance and Mount Vernon High School. This new relationship, which will officially kick off next school year, is made possible by $80,000 ...
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  • [correio24horas.com.br] VIP: Letieres Leite fará concertos em Nova York com grupo ganhador do Grammy
    Além de se apresentar com a Arturo O’Farril & AfroLatin Jazz Orchestra, o maestro fará workshop para adolescentes americanos Letieres Leite fará dois concertos em Nova York acompanhado do grupo vencedor do Grammy de melhor álbum de jazz latino em 2008. Nessa sexta e sábado, o maestro da Rumpilezz se apresentará no Symphony Space ao lado de Arturo O’Farrill & Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. O... Read Mo...
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  • [mercurynews.com] How jazz great Arturo O’Farrill learned to embrace his ‘Latino-ness’
    Just because Arturo O’Farrill belongs to a Latin jazz dynasty doesn’t mean he had an easy time finding his place in the world. The son of Cuban composer and bandleader Chico O’Farrill, who played a central role bringing Cuban rhythms into New York jazz orchestras in the 1940s and ’50s, Arturo was born in Mexico City and grew up in Manhattan, uneasy with his Latino... Read More
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  • Africa in the Américas Rhythmic Connections –Cuba & Brazil
    Featuring Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Letieres Leite May 12 & 13, 2017 Peter Jay Sharp Theatre @ Symphony Space 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), New York City Performance: 8 pm, Tickets: symphonyspace.org Pre-Performance Artist Q&A on May 12: 7 pm Harlem, NY – Friday, April 21, 2017 – GRAMMY® Award-winning composer/pianist/educator Arturo O’Farrill and the no...
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  • Brownsville Academy’s Anti-Violence Arts Initiative: Using Art as a Catalyst for Change
    The Afro-Latin Jazz Academy of Music (ALJAM) began its residency at Brownsville Academy High School last week, as part of the second year of the program for “Anti-Gun Violence Initiative: Art as a Catalyst for Change,” utilizing art as a tool to engage, organize, and mobilize young people around the issue of gun violence. This initiative is sponsored by New York City Council Member Laurie...
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  • [Guardian] Alliance Links Jazz and Calypso
    T&T’s Jazz Alliance, the ten-year-old organisation presenting O’Farrill and namesake fellow musician Arturo Tappin in a concert called Take 2, hopes O’Farrill will not only leave an impression here but that the islands’ culture will also leave one on him. “One of the things we want to do is take Mr O’Farrill to the Panorama semifinals when he gets into Trinidad (today), so he would... Read More
  • Take 2. The Concert: Afro Calypso & Latin Jazz Fusion
    Take 2 The Concert: Afro Calypso & Latin Jazz Fusion is the first gala fundraiser that will be staged in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Queen’s Hall Auditorium for the purpose of establishing a steel band orchestra (Afro Calypso & Latin Jazz Steel Orchestra) in 2017 to serve as an extension of ALJA with the aim to merge Afro Calypso... Read More
  • [New York Times] Latin Jazz is Booming. Look Beyond the Grammys to Find It.
    When the Grammy Awards eliminated the category of best Latin jazz album six years ago, an outcry arose quickly. Musicians and advocates argued that the move cut off a rare source of institutional recognition for a genre at the commercial fringes. And the academy listened. The next year the category returned. In the years since, the importance of that recognition has become even clearer: Latin... R...
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  • [NY1] The Cuban-American Grammy Winner Arturo O’Farrill Feels a Special Connection to Fidel Castro
    Grammy winner Arturo O’Farrill has a special connection to Cuba. NY1’s Budd Mishkin filed the following report. Since 2002, he’s traveled to Cuba every year to perform with musicians there. He was in Havana when Fidel Castro died. “Almost every time I spoke to a Cuban not a Cuban-American, but a Cuban about this, they always preceded their statement with well, it’s very complicated,” said... Read ...
  • #GivingTuesday
    WE need YOU this #GivingTuesday. Your contribution makes the difference! Your donation to the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance: Preserves the almost 450 Latin jazz works in the ALJA Latin Jazz library Places instruments in the hands of over 600 NYC public school students Supports the Grammy winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Makes possible new commissions Please make your donation NOW by clicking here!
  • [NYC-Arts] Top 5 Picks for January 23-29
    Arturo O’Farrill and Chucho Valdés perform Cuban classics from their legendary fathers’ repertoires as well as newly written compositions alongside their own prodigious children and the 18-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Valdés and O’Farrill reinterpret one another’s fathers’ works (Bebo Valdés and Chico O’Farrill), opening a new dialogue between Cuba and the United States, one that echoes O’Farr...
  • [Video] Benefit Concert for Musicians Against Fascism
    Hosted on Thursday, Jan 19 from 7:30 – 9:30pm EST, an extraordinary evening of artistic passion, urgent commitment, hosted by five time Grammy winner and MFM Board member Arturo O’Farrill, this live streamed concert takes place the night before the scheduled inauguration – with protests growing in Washington DC and around the country. “Musicians Against Fascism” is a benefit concert for #RefuseFas...
  • Bebo, Chico, Chucho,’Turo: Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Welcome Chucho Valdés
    GRAMMY® Award-winning composer/pianist/educator Arturo O’Farrill and the non-profit The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) travelled to Cuba from December 9 – 16, 2016 for a trailblazing cultural diplomacy trip of repatriation for late Latin jazz legend Chico O’Farrill in honor of his 95th birthday. Upon their stateside return from Cuba, two GRAMMY® Award-winning Cuban sons Arturo O’Farrill and Chuch...
  • [wbgo.org] Arturo O’Farrill: “We Need to Speak Out”
    Political expression isn’t a new impulse for pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill, who leads the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. But he’s taking his most direct action yet with “Musicians Against Fascism,” a concert he has organized at Symphony Space. Scheduled for this Thursday, the eve of the presidential inauguration, it’s an act of protest involving more than a dozen notable jazz artists. Among th...
  • [thedailybeast.com] Cuba Is the Missing Link in Jazz History
    Under loosened restrictions, U.S. and Cuban jazz musicians linked up at a Havana music festival to celebrate a common heritage—but can that last under Trump?  A full moon hung low in the Havana sky, looking expectant, the night before a gala mid-December concert opened the 32nd annual Jazz Plaza Havana festival. A reception crowded the courtyard of the U.S. ambassadorial residence, the air spiced ...
  • [nypost.com] Where jazz musician Arturo O’Farrill gets his favorite Cuban food
    Arturo O’Farrill may have gone kicking and screaming to Cuban father Chico’s jazz gigs, but listening to all that Latin music paid off: This weekend, the 56-year-old Grammy winner returns to his father’s homeland with a tour celebrating the late musician’s 95th birthday. The Mexican-born, Manhattan-raised O’Farrill tells RAQUEL LANERI where you’ll find him on weekends when he’s home in Park Slope....
  • Legacies of Jazz: Bebo, Chico, Chucho, ‘Turo
    Harlem, NY — Friday, December 9, 2016 — GRAMMY® Award-winning composer/pianist/educator Arturo O’Farrill and the non-profit The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) travel to Cuba from December 9 – 16, 2016 for a trailblazing cultural diplomacy trip of repatriation for late Latin jazz legend Chico O’Farrill in honor of his 95th birthday. Upon their stateside return from Cuba, two GRAMMY® Award-winning ...
  • [NY1] Free NYC Mission Society Program Offers Kids Chance to learn African, Latin and Jazz Music
    “It’s like a feeling of being able to be myself,” Alyza Tavaras said. “I’m releasing all this tension I was carrying throughout the day.” Tavaras makes every moment matter to appreciate, learn and improve her craft. “I’m still shocked that I’m actually playing right now,” she smiled. Last year, the eighth-grader started coming to the New York City Mission Society’s free music program. “The only wa...
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