Special Presentation: ARTURO SANDOVAL

Arturo Sandoval


SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018 | 7 PM

Benjamin W. Mount Theatre, Central School Arts & Humanities Center
$10 Adults | $5 Children (under 18)  Free to McNeese and Sowela students with current ID

Winner of 10 Grammy Awards and 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 Nov.  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 12, 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 and is a renowned classical artist, pianist. and composer. He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, the Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Awards.

Chamber Music AmericaThis performance, presented in collaboration with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge – River City Jazz Masters Concert Series and the Acadiana Center for the Arts, is supported by Presenter Consortium for Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.