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Arturo Sandoval: Two Counties, Two Lives, One Trumpet de Oro

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Arturo Sandoval is widely considered the world's premier living trumpet player. You will get no argument from me. After a tumultuous life in Cuba, he and his family successfully sought political asylum in the United States. His story is well documented in For Love or Country (HBO, 2000). Andy Garcia portrays Sandoval in this movie that accurately depicts the human side of his difficult, yet fascinating life and the events leading up to his escape from Cuba. It, however, tells ...

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Arturo Sandoval: Scoring Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule”

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Trumpet legend and 10-time Grammy winner, Arturo Sandoval was recently personally selected by Hollywood legend--and noted musician and composer--Clint Eastwood to compose the soundtrack for Eastwood's eagerly-awaited and newly released motion picture, The Mule. Both the film and soundtrack have received rave reviews. The Maestro joined All About Jazz to discuss the project. All About Jazz: Maestro, on behalf of All About Jazz, thank you for taking time to speak with us about your composing the soundtrack for ...

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Arturo Sandoval At Yoshi's

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Arturo Sandoval Yoshi's Oakland Oakland CA November 17, 2018 Ten time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval and his splendid band provided a memorable Saturday evening in one of the East Bay's favorite music venues, Yoshi's jny: Oakland. The Afro Cuban jazz trumpeter's sold out second show was part of a bustling three night stand coming just in time for some pre Thanksgiving Day weekend celebrations. Fortunately, the smoggy air from the massive Camp ...

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Arturo Sandoval: Ultimate Duets

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Anyone who has seen a no-hit game in baseball will tell you that it's a rare and highly exciting occurrence. With Ultimate Duets, Arturo Sandoval and his team of music stars deliver even better--a perfect game of a recording. Maestro Sandoval joins with some of the greatest vocal names in music, most recognizable by surname--Wonder, Domingo, Sanz, Jarreau, Groban, Grande, et al. And, as one expects by way of his 10 Grammy®-winning track record, everything about this ...

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Arturo Sandoval at the Blue Note

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Arturo Sandoval The Blue Note New York, NY October 28, 2017 The Halloween Party crowd was out in full regalia in the Village last night, but, the real action was at Arturo Sandoval's first show at the Blue Note. The 10-time Grammy®-winning Maestro was in top form as he and his powerhouse ensemble elevated the SRO--and very admiring--crowd with an evening of hard-driving, red-line-intense Bebop. Given Dizzy Gillespie's current Centennial and having a ...

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Arturo Sandoval At Yoshi's Oakland

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Arturo Sandoval Yoshi's OaklandOakland, CA July 28, 2017 Celebrated ten time Grammy winner and 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award Recipient Arturo Sandoval packed Yoshi's Oakland for a galvanizing weekend of Afro Cuban jazz music. His picante hot group consisted of: pianist Kemuel Roig, drummer Johnny Friday, keyboardist Dave Siegel, bassist John Belzaguy, percussionist Tiki Pasillas and special guest Carlos Reyes on violin. His crowd pleasing second session boasted “Blues in Bb" (Sandoval),"Smile," “There Will ...

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Festival International De Jazz De Montréal 2017: July 5-6

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada July 5-6, 2017 July 3-4 | July 5-6 | July 7-8 Two more days in the lovely city of Montreal, a paradise for music lovers of all sorts during the Festival. Or anyone who just loves a good street party, for that matter. Last night (Thursday) after the late show I attended the streets were still packed. July 5 John Pizzarelli Quartet ...


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