29th DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
- Date: 06/22/2017 6:00 PM
- Location: Rodney Square
1100 N. Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
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This evening's lineup features:
- Danilo Perez Trio — Pianist, composer, educator and social activist, Danilo Pérez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In 1993, Pérez turned his focus to his own ensembles and recording projects, releasing eight albums as a leader, earning Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations for Central Avenue (1989), Motherland (2000), Across The Crystal Sea (2008). In 1996 he was signed by producer Tommy Lipuma to join the Impulse label and recorded Panamonk, a tribute to Thelonious Monk, which according to DownBeat magazine is one of the most important jazz piano albums in the history. Pérez, who served as Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF, has received a variety of awards for his musical achievements, activism and social work efforts.
- Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra — Pianist, composer, educator and founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. His debut album with the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Una Noche Inolvidable, earned a first GRAMMY Award nomination in 2006. He has studied and worked with a wide spectrum of artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, The Fort Apache Band, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte. Over the past several years, Arturo has toured the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Asia. During this period, he founded the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the performance, education, and preservation of Afro Latin music.
The complete festival schedule of performances is available at: www.cliffordbrownjazzfest.com