Arturo Sandoval$28.50 - $58.50 Buy Tickets
Hosted by 90.9 WBUR’s Jose Masso
A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.
Arturo Sandoval is in fact, one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time and he has been seen by millions on the Academy Awards Shows, at the Grammy® Awards and the Billboard Awards.
Sandoval has been awarded 10 Grammy® Awards and was nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. The latter was for his compositions for the entire score of the HBO movie based on his life, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story that starred Andy Garcia as Arturo. His two most recent Grammy® award-winning albums, Dear Diz (Everyday I Think of You) and Tango – Como Yo Te Siento are now available worldwide. Arturo Sandoval’s newest CD is Eternamente Manzanero. Performing the music of revered Mexican romantic pianist/singer/songwriter, Armando Manzanero, this release is a true labor of love. The music features co-headliner Jorge Calandrelli; the album is a fresh, modern and pleasant take on Manzanero’s beautiful bolero music.
Recently released, is a new book entitled “The Man Who Changed My Life” which chronicles Arturo’s relationship with the great Dizzy Gillespie. Arturo also is the proud 2013 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Sandoval was a founding member of the Grammy® Award-winning group Irakere, whose explosive mixture of jazz, classical, rock and traditional Cuban music caused a sensation throughout the entertainment world. In 1981, he left Irakere to form his own band, which garnered enthusiastic praise from critics and audiences everywhere and continues to do so.
Sandoval is also a renowned classical musician, performing regularly with the leading symphony orchestras. Arturo has composed his own “Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra,” which can be heard on Arturo Sandoval: The Classical Album. Arturo has performed with the foremost orchestras in the country as well as abroad and recorded John Williams’ Trumpet Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra. His classical artistry has earned him the respect and admiration from the most prestigious conductors, composers and symphony orchestras worldwide.
Photo at the top: Copyright Eric Antoniou