BAM R&B: Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, June 14, 12:00PM

BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech

MetroTech Center
Jay St & Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY


The son of legendary big band leader and arranger Chico O’Farrill, Grammy winner Arturo O’Farrill honed his skills playing piano with Carla Bley, Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, and other luminaries before taking over his father’s big band in the 90s. Called a “magnificent player” by The New York Times, he now heads the 18-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, a wonder of rhythmic and brass precision at the very top of New York’s Afro-Latin scene.