It’s a travel day!

I’m thoroughly looking forward to playing with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, featuring special guest Dr Cornel West, this evening, at The Strathmore in Bethesda, MD. We’ll be performing a number of Arturo’s recent compositions including the Grammy winning “Afro Latin Jazz Suite” and “3 Revolutions”, and the incredible “Cornel West Concerto” with Dr West orating along with the orchestra! If you’re in the area, it’ll be well worth coming to check it out!

After great concerts with the ALJO featuring Ellis Marsalis and Steven Bernstein, the past couple of nights, we’re excited to return home to Birdland, in NYC, this evening. We’ll be celebrating – this afternoon our Artistic Director Arturo O’Farrill won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition, for “3 Revolutions” from our recent CD “Familia” featuring Chucho Valdes! Congratulations Arturo! Proud to be in the band and on the recording.

Come out and celebrate with us – 2 shows, at 9pm & 11pm. Hope to see you!

Looking forward to playing with Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, this evening, as we pay our Sunday night visit to Birdland in NYC. Tonight is our APAP showcase too, so all kinds of interesting music will be coming out of the back of the book! Shows at 9pm & 11pm – come on out and see what we’re up to.