Program Will Feature Classics and Standards
(Tucson, AZ)─ Ten-time Grammy® Award winner Arturo Sandoval will join the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for a TSO SuperPops program on Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 14 at 2:00 pm at Tucson Music Hall. Music Director José Luis Gomez will conduct the world renowned trumpeter in the performances presented as part of the HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival (TJF).
A protégé of legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. He is the recipient of ten Grammy® Awards, an Emmy Award for his score for the HBO movie about his life, For Love or Country, and six Billboard Awards. He was awarded the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom and in 2016 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Notre Dame. After one of his first performances when he left Cuba for the U.S. in 1990, The New York Times raved, “Mr. Sandoval is a loud high-note player who can screech and shout, all with a juicy, fluorescent tone. He drove the audience wild.”
Sandoval’s performance will mix his own compositions such as “Every Day I Think of You” from his Grammy-winning 2013 tribute album to Dizzy Gillespie, Dear Diz, with jazz standards including “Groovin’ High,” “A Time for Love” and “Someone to Watch over Me.” It will also feature his own Concerto for Trumpet and a suite from the opera, Carmen.
Tickets to Arturo Sandoval with the TSO are $30 to $80. They are available online at www.tucsonsymphony.org, at the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Box Office, 2175 N. Sixth Avenue or by phone at 520.882.8585. TSO Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. More information on the HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival can be found at www.tucsonjazzfestival.org.
Contact: Terry Marshall, Public Relations Manager, 520.620.9158