Interview with Arturo O'Farrill of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
In this episode, Dr. Walter D. Greason Dean Emeritus of the Honors School at Monmouth University, Associate Professor, and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership interviews Grammy Award-winning composer Arturo O’Farrill about the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. The Afro Latin Jazz orchestra is a group led by O’Farrill that includes more than a dozen of the most notable Jazz musicians performing today. This group brings together the sounds of big band jazz and Latin music culture. O’Farrill is a jazz musician, composer, band leader and pianist noted for his influence on contemporary Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban jazz. He has several Grammy Award nominations and Grammy Awards including the Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2015. Andrew Andron composed and performed the music for this podcast.