“We Always Swing” Jazz Series Presents the Arturo O’Farrill Quintet

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Produced In Association With MU College of Arts & Science “Afro-Cuban Legacies Conference”

We couldn’t be happier to have pianist of note ARTURO O’FARRILL, a multi-GRAMMY® winner, bandleader, composer and arranger as well as arts educator and administrator to again “host” the 2023/2024 Dr. Carlos & Laura Perez-Mesa Memorial Concert. As luck would have it, his concert appearance is also produced in association with MU College of Arts & Science “Afro-Cuban Legacies Conference,” which takes place April 10-12, 2024. O’Farrill, whose most recent Jazz Series appearance – a solo performance – took place seven years ago, leads a quintet this time. Not only did the son of Chico O’Farrill, the influential Afro-Caribbean pianist, composer and bandleader follow in his father’s footsteps, but he also now shares the family’s musical heritage with his two sons, trumpeter Adam O’Farrill and drummer Zack O’Farrill, both who will join their father for this their first Jazz Series appearances. Talk about a good fit, O’Farrill’s most recent release is a trio date that features bassist Liany Mateo who, likewise, appears with O’Farrill here, and son Zack. The recording’s title, Legacies (Blue Note) couldn’t fit any better; right? Rounding out the quintet is percussionist Victor Pablo.

Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Location: Missouri Theatre – 203 S. Ninth St, Columbia, MO 65211


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