afro latin jazz orchestra

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

For those in the know, ALJO is an acronym that stirs up flashes of hot rhythm layered upon a mellow mood, and it isn’t a chemical stimulant. It’s the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, a New York-based big band led by Arturo O’Farrill. ALJO heads regularly at that city’s famed Birdland club and the band is visiting Pittsburgh for a concert in the MCG Jazz series. O’Farrill is son of the late composer and bandleader Chico O’Farrill, an emigrant from Cuba

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