Jazz Great Arturo O’Farrill and Trio

February 3rd, 2005 by Adam
Jazz
pianist Arturo O’Farrill and his musical trio
will perform
Thursday, February 17 at 8 p.m as part of the Silver Cultural Arts Center’s
Silver Series.

Born in Mexico, raised in New York City
and educated at the Manhattan School of Music and the
Brooklyn College Conservatory, O’Farrill has
performed with musical greats such as Harry Belafonte,
Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie and The Fort Apache
Band. He is the musical director of the Afro-Latin
Orchestra and is the director of The Chico O’Farrill
Afro-Cuban Jazz Big Band, an ensemble that honors his
father’s musical legacy.

O’Farrill’s albums include Bloodlines, A
Night in Tunisia
and Pure Emotion.

O’Farrill describes his own musical beginnings as a
mix of fate, ambition and a jazz-infused childhood. He
says, “I did not choose to study jazz. I chose to
listen to jazz and allow the people whose work I admire
to permeate my playing almost by osmosis. Sometimes I
tell my fingers to zig and they’ll zag – but I’m
trying to speak from my
heart.”

Tickets for the Arturo O’Farrill Trio
performance are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $8 for youth.
This event is presented by
Plymouth State University and sponsored in part by the
PSU Student Senate.

<The Silver Series brings to Plymouth State
University a variety of professional guest performers whose work
reflects the best in American and world cultures.

Box Office hours are Monday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m. and during
performances. Tickets are also available
online at www.plymouth.edu/cac.