Arturo O'Farrill performs at Manhattan School of Music of Music
Arturo O’Farrill, pianist, composer, and educator, was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. He received his formal musical education at the Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory, and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Arturo’s professional career began with the Carla Bley Band and continued as a solo performer with a wide spectrum of artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte.
O’Farrill has agreed to work with Focus Lighting and the West Harlem Art Fund on the Arches of Harlem. In fact, he was the first jazz artist to join the project. In addition to projecting light onto the Riverside Drive Viaduct, music will be emitted to offer an immersive experience for New Yorkers.
A Harlem native, O’Farrill loves giving back to the community. And the artist has promoted Harlem in a number of songs and album covers. O’Farrill teaches jazz piano at the Manhattan School of Music. On March 28th, he will conduct the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra in the renovated Neidorff-Karpati Hall. This event is FREE and open to the public.
THURS | MAR 28
Arturo O’Farrill, Music Director and Conductor
Manhattan School of Music
130 Claremont Ave. (just north of W. 122nd St.)
New York, NY 10027
This event is FREE and open to the public, but tickets are required.