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Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

The GRAMMY Award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO), led by Arturo O’Farrill, brings together big band jazz, Latin music, and eighteen of the world’s most accomplished solo musicians. Eighteen years of critically acclaimed performances internationally have firmly established the ALJO as the standard-bearer for creative interpretation of Latin jazz greats such as Tito Puente, Frank “Machito” Grillo, and Chico O’Farrill, as well as the driving force behind new commissions from Latin music’s most talented composers and arrangers.

The ALJO has performed at Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Boston Symphony Hall, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, The Newport Festival, Litchfield Jazz Festival (Kent, CT), Joyce Theater (New York) and Mahalia Jackson Theater (New Orleans, GA), with Ballet Hispánico, Rialto Center for the Performing Arts (Atlanta, GA), Megaron Concert Hall (Athens, Greece), and the Taichung Jazz Festival (Taiwan), among numerous other venues around the world. The ALJO has commissioned and performed new compositions and big band arrangements by Antonio Sánchez, Miguel Zenón, Dafnis Prieto, Guillermo Klein, Pablo Mayor, Michele Rosewoman, Emilio Solla, Papo Vázquez, Vijay Iyer, as well as O’Farrill, and many others.