Upcoming Events & News

  • Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble are honored to be appearing in Paris on Saturday evening October 8th. Their concert will be at the Theatre de Ville on Rue Chatelet. If you are anywhere in France or nearby Europe, please join us at Theatre de Ville for what will be a spectacular night of Afro Latin Jazz! The concert begins at 21.00 hours.
  • Arturo has been nominated for a 2016 Latin Grammy Award (after having already won a US Grammy award for Best Instrumental Composition) for his recording with the Afro latin Jazz Ensemble of “CUBA: The conversation Continues” on Motéma records. This album has GOT to be heard!
  • We’ve recorded Arturo’s concert at Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theatre with Arturo and the Band plus special guest orator/performer Dr Cornel West. Please click here to see about the album. It’s an important project:

    “How shall Integrity face Oppression? What shall Honesty do in the face of Deception, Decency in the face of Insult, Self-Defense before Blows?  What shall Virtue do to meet Brute Force?”  “The Cornel West Concerto” is a tour-de-force musical and oratorical plea for justice, love, and respect… with text by Dr. Cornel West and music by Grammy-winner Arturo O’Farrill – based on questions proposed by W.E.B. Dubois at the turn of the 20th Century – questions as relevant today (if not more so) as they were then.

    This is genuinely powerful music. These are truly important ideas. Dr. West’s inspiring performance with Arturo and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra will send chills through you, bring tears to your eyes, and joy to your heart.