Personalities | Arturo O’Farrill | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

(Piano, orchestra leader, b. 1960)

Arturo O’Farrill is the pianist and music director of the Latin jazz orchestra his father, Chico O’Farrill, organized upon his comeback in the mid-1990s; he has also worked with keyboardist-composer-bandleader Carla Bley, trumpeter Lester Bowie and the Fort Apache Band. Upon Chico’s death in 2000, Arturo inherited his bandbook and legacy. In 2003 he was named leader of Jazz@Lincoln Center’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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