A Conversation with Composers Moderated by Arturo O'Farrill 1/22/14, previus of Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra's February 14 & 15th concerts at Symphony Space entitled, Jazz Across the Americas: Colombia & Peru
In anticipation of Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra's February 14 & 15th concerts at Symphony Spaceentitled, Jazz Across the Americas: Colombia & Peru, join us for a conversation that explores traditional rhythms and music of Colombia and Peru and their adaption to the big band jazz format by some of today's most vital composers and musicians on the New York jazz scene.
These artists have both a clear connection and education in jazz arranging and composing styles and dedication to their indigenous roots. These are musicians who in embracing jazz do not abandon their identities or culture, they are cognizant of the American ideals and aesthetic in jazz and recognize those qualities in their own forms, they seek to synthesize a hybrid that is neither American nor Peruvian or Colombian but really Pan American, not jazz, not Latin but a music of the future.
JANUARY 22, 2014 7 PM
ADMISSION IS FREE
2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Jazz Across the Americas: Colombia & Peru - A Conversation with Composers is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts