W 95th St & Broadway
New York, NY 10025
The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance‘s show brings together three cities that have been focal points in the evolution of the music known as Jazz: New Orleans, Havana and New York. Hosted by multi Grammy winners Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, the show features the great New Orleans pianist, NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis, patriarch of New Orlean’s great musical family.
At the same time it is also a meeting of two of New York City’s most creative, accomplished and mischievous arrangers – O’Farrill and slide-trumpet virtuoso Steven Bernstein, along with two of the city’s most exciting and innovative large ensembles, the Hot 9’s and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. The Cuba & New Orleans spirit is filtered and seasoned by the New York style of experimentation both O’Farrill & Bernstein bring to the table. Expect “Upside Down and Turned Around” takes and various traditional themes and non-traditional excursions.
There will be a pre show discussion on January 26 starting at 7pm.