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Arturo O’Farrill & ALJO: A Centennial Celebration of Chico O’Farrill



Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

A Centennial Celebration of Legendary Latin Jazz Composer Chico O’Farrill, Starring His Son Arturo O’Farrill and the Famed Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center [NJPAC], located at 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey; a short walk from the Newark Penn Station stop by Newark-bound PATH Train or Amtrak.

Tickets: $7. To purchase, contact NJPAC at 1.888.GO.NJPAC/1.888.466.5722
or visit

Health + Safety Protocols: NJPAC regularly updates its COVID protocols and procedures based on CDC, federal, state, city, and other scientific data. Visit for the most updated guidelines.

NOV 19 2021 @ 7:30 p.m. TD James Moody Jazz Festival: Arturo O’Farrill &
the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra: A Centennial Celebration of Chico O’Farrill

NJPAC, the Institute of Jazz Studies Rutgers University-Newark and the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance are proud to present this concert as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival. Jazz pianist Arturo O’Farrill pays tribute to his father, the legendary composer, arranger and big band conductor Chico O’Farrill. Fusing Cuban rhythms, jazz techniques and classical structures, Chico was named “one of jazz’s great cultural translators” by The New York Times. His famed Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra—now led by Arturo—carries on his legacy of ambitious and sophisticated Latin jazz. In honor of the centennial of Chico’s birth, this performance will include a selection of his most beloved masterpieces, including The Second Afro Cuban Jazz Suite, along with rarely performed compositions. Join us for a joyful musical celebration.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted nearly 10 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.

Source: April Thiebault | AMT PR

Web Publisher. Founder, Editor & Webmaster for Latin Jazz Network, World Music Report & That Canadian Magazine. A passionate and committed communicator with a sensibility for the arts based in Toronto, Canada.

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