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Grammy-Winner Arturo Sandoval
Performs at Ferst Center Friday, Oct. 4

2013 September 30

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval and his band will perform Friday at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech. Sandoval plays jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, and is a renowned classical pianist and composer. Sandoval’s compositions have been awarded nine Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. Widely considered one of the greatest living jazz artists, Sandoval was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor presented to individuals who have made especially commendable contributions to the national and cultural interests of the U.S.

Sandoval has recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, Bill Conti, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Rod Stewart and Alicia Keys, and has performed with John Williams and the Boston Pops, and in the Super Bowl Halftime show with Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle.

Featured on many film and television soundtracks, Sandoval composed the Emmy-winning score for HBO’s “For Love or Country,” a film based on his life starring Andy Garcia. Sandoval has been commissioned by the Kennedy Center to create original compositions for several ballets, including “Pepito’s Story,” “Oman O Men” and “The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” choreographed by Debbie Allen. Sandoval also composed the original score of “Soul Possessed,” another Allen collaboration, which opened the 2000-2001 season at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre Company.

The band includes the following members:
Ed Calle – Saxophone
Kemuel Roig – Piano
Dennis Marks – Bass
Alexis Arce – Drums
Armando Arce – Percussion

Ticket and Performance Information: Tickets: $30, $40 and club seating section $55.  Audience members are invited to “Jazz Connect,” a free pre-show jazz talk led by Jay Edwards, host of “Jazz Tones” on WCLK 91.9 FM at 7:00 p.m.    For information and directions (349 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30032-0468) contact the Ferst Center Box Office at 404-894-9600 or visit www.ferstcenter.org.

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