This lecture by Arturo O’Farrill will be livestreamed.
Introduced by Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts. Arturo O’Farrill, composer, pianist, and Professor of 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.
Related event: Arturo O’Farrill & the Latin Jazz Orchestra will perform in Miller Theatre on Saturday, September 18, featuring the world premiere of Mundoagua, a new commission from the School of the Arts.