Concert to commemorate the union of jazz and Cuban rhythm

In 1947, Dizzie Gillespie shared the stage for the first time with Chano Pozo, a young Cuban musician and conga virtuoso in a concert at Carnegie Hall that would change jazz and Latin music forever.

Now 75 years later, Afro-Cuban jazz band director Arturo O’Farrill pays tribute to these musicians and their father, the legendary Chico O’Farrill, in a show at Manhattan’s Town Hall Theatre.

“On January 14, Dizzy, Chano and Chico: The Original Influencers, join Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra to commemorate the union of jazz and Cuban rhythm LIVE at The Town Hall!” it reads. in a social media post about the event.

Among the invited artists who will share the stage with O’Farrill and his orchestra this Saturday are Cuban percussionist and singer Pedrito Martínez, trumpeters Jon Faddis and Adam O’Farrill, singer-songwriter Melvis Santa, percussionist Jacquelene Acevedo, singer Cuban Daymé Arocena, drummer Adam O’Farrill and renowned saxophonist Donald Harrison.

NY1 News host Philip Klint spoke with the musician and songwriter about this show and the legacy of these music giants.

The Dizzy, Chano and Chico – The Original Influencers – 75 years Later at Town Hall concert will take place on Saturday, January 14 at the Town Hall Theater at 8 p.m.

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“On January 14th, Celebrate Dizzy, Chano and Chico! 75 years later, we bring together the greatest artists keeping Afro-Cuban/Afro-Latino #jazz alive and well. Award-winning Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra of 18 pieces review acclaimed compositions”, reads another message always from @TownHallNYC


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Concert to commemorate the union of jazz and Cuban rhythm