Sat April 21, 2007
Arturo Sandoval to perform in Omaha
Cuban trumpeter is a master of Latin Jazz
By Chris Cooke
Omaha, Nebrasks – Legendary Cuban Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is scheduled to perform this weekend in Omaha.
Equally at home onstage with the world's greatest symphony orchestras as well as today's best jazz and pop musicians, Sandoval will perform one night only at the Kiewit Concert Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center in downtown Omaha.
Showtime is Saturday, April 28th at 8pm.
A prot?g? of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval has matured into one of the world's most acknowledged artists of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. One of today's most accomplished music educators, Sandoval is a tenured professor at Florida International University.
Arturo Sandoval has been awarded 4 Grammy Awards, 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. The Emmy was awarded for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, "For Love or Country" starring Andy Garcia. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and US citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family now reside in Miami, Florida.
For more information visit the Omaha Performing Arts website at www.omahaperformingarts.org
Chris Cooke is the host of Jazz in the Afternoon and Last Call on KIOS-FM.