The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents eight time Grammy-winning trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval, with his band for four nights. Band members are TBA. Set times Thursday through Sunday at 7:30pm with additional shows on Friday and Saturday at 9:30pm. Doors each night at 5:30pm.
Arturo Sandoval (born November 6, 1949) is a jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer. He was born in Artemisa, Cuba.
Sandoval, while still in Cuba, was influenced by jazz legends Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, and Dizzy Gillespie, finally meeting Dizzy later in 1977. Gillespie promptly became a mentor and colleague, playing with Arturo in concerts in Europe and Cuba and later featuring him in The United Nations Orchestra. Sandoval defected to the United States of America in Spain, while touring with Gillespie in 1990, and became a naturalized citizen in 1999.