Arturo O’Farrill, composer, pianist, and Professor Global Jazz Studies at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music will discuss several aspects of his music, including (but not limited to):
1. How a classically trained musician with an Irish-Mexican-Cuban-German heritage and a propensity toward the avant-garde became the poster boy for Afro Latin Jazz.
2. The creative process in his music, his influences, process, and his newest composition, Mundoagua.
Co-presented by the Center for Jazz Studies; the Department of Music; Institute for Latin American Studies; Miller Theatre; the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute; and School of the Arts.
Related event: Arturo O’Farrill & the Latin Jazz Orchestra will perform in Miller Theatre on Saturday, April 4, featuring the world premiere of Mundoagua, a new commission from the School of the Arts in honor of Columbia's Year of Water.
Check-in will begin one hour prior to start time. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Advance registration does not guarantee seating; early arrival is suggested.
Registraion will go live February 28, 2020. Please check back.