Music & Events

Arturo Sandoval and the Erie Phil
Saturday, October 12, 2013

Arturo SandovalSaturday, October 12,  8:00 p.m.
Warner Theater, 811 State St., Erie

Trumpet legend Arturo Sandoval is coming to Erie for a concert with the Erie Philharmonic Pops Orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 12.  Sandoval is a versatile virtuoso, fluent in musical languages of bebop, Afro-Cuban music, classical music and pop.

For this concert only:
Buy one $33 or $44 ticket and get one free.

You must present your JazzErie Membership Card or a 2013 JazzErie Jazz & Blues Walk Button to qualify.

Tickets may be purchased at the Erie Philharmonic Office, 609 Walnut St., Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.

or at the Warner Theater Box Office on the evening of the performance.

Arturo Sandoval & Dizzy GillespieArturo/Diz

Sandoval is historically famous for his relationship with bop pioneer Dizzy Gillespie, who encountered the youn man on a visit to Cuba where Gillespie was pursuing his own exploration of Latin music.  Deeply impressed by Sandoval's chops and knowledge of the developing language of bop, Gillespie formed a lifelong bond, later expediting Sandoval's travel to the U.S. and acceptance on the U.S. scene.

The story has become a legend among musicians and was memorialized in the 2000 film "For Love Or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story."

Master Music Maker.

Sandoval's role on the U.S. and international music landscape has been expansive.  He has been awarded 9 Grammys, received 6 Billboard Awards and one Emmy.  He has toured the world with his own band, partnered with other musicians ranging from Celine Dion and Frank Sinatra to the London Symphone Orchestra, established himself as a composer as well as a virtuoso trumpeter/flugel hornist, and become a pioneer in jazz/Latin/rock/classical fusion.

Listen to a sample of his jazz chops on the following clip, from his website:

(Recorded 1/13/2011 at KPLU-FM studios: Sandoval - flugel horn, Mahesh Balasooyrie - piano, Zane Musa - sax, John Belzaguy - bass, Johnny Friday - drums.)

Take advantage of the special offer above to hear this internationally recognized talent at the Warner.

September 3, 2013