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Dizzy, Chano and Chico: The Original Influences, 75 Years Later at Town Hall

January 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


In the 1940s and 50s, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, Cuban conga master Chano Pozo, and Cuban arranger Chico O’Farrill blurred the lines between jazz, Afro-Cuban music, and European classical music, they changed the sound of American culture.
On January 14, 2023, The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance and The Town Hall join together for a special concert linking the centennials of both Chico O’Farrill and Town Hall, Dizzy, Chano, and Chico — The Original Influencers — 75 Years Later at Town Hall.
Under the artistic direction of multi-Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger Arturo O’Farrill, son of Arturo “Chico” O’Farrill, the concert will revisit classic works while featuring artists and new compositions that have continued to nurture these traditions. O’Farrill will lead the powerful 18-piece Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, augmented by a sterling multi-generational lineup of guests, including Cuban percussionist and singer Pedrito Martinez; jazz legends trumpeter Jon Faddis and NEA Master saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison; and top talents from a younger generation including Cuban singer Daymé Arocena, trumpeter Adam O’Farrill and drummer/percussionist Zack O’Farrill, (Arturo’s sons and Chico’s grandsons), percussionist Jacquelene Acevedo (from David Byrne’s American Utopia), and singer and composer Melvis Santa.


January 14
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm