Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Plaza Theatre
Arturo Sandoval is a world-renowned musician, and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, ten Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awards and one Emmy. He is a protégé of the legendary jazz master, Dizzy Gillespie. Sandoval was born in Artemisa, on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949. He 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 is considered one of the world’s acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Mr. Sandoval has performed with the foremost orchestras in the country as well as abroad. In 2016 he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from The University of Notre Dame. His jazz memoir is superbly captured in the book, Dizzy Gillespie: The Man Who Changed My Life. President Barack Obama said of Mr. Sandoval, “he was born into poverty in Cuba and held back by his government, he risked everything to share his gifts with the world. In the decades since, this astonishing trumpeter, pianist and composer has inspired audiences in every corner of the world and awakened a new generation of great performers. He remains one of the best ever to play.”