Friday, October 5th @ 7PM
Spaulding Auditorium | Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth | Hanover NH
This multi-Grammy-winning ensemble combines the grandeur of big band jazz with the visceral, varied textures of Latin music past and present. Pianist, composer and educator O’Farrill, a past guest artist with the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble, leads 18 outstanding solo musicians. Together they walk in the footsteps of Latin jazz greats like Tito Puente, Frank “Machito” Grillo and Arturo’s father Chico—and update the tradition with new commissions from such innovators as Vijay Iyer, Dafnis Prieto and Michele Rosewoman.