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Tuesday Tune: ‘A Night in Tunisia’ by Arturo Sandoval

September 17, 2013

Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval has won nine of the 17 Grammy Awards he’s been nominated for, on top of six Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. He is one of the most celebrated trumpeters of modern jazz.

His Latin roots run deep and are evident is his instrumental styling and vivacious performances. Not only is his work timeless, but it is also embraced by current music artists, allowing him to take on national stages with the likes of Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys.

Sandoval took up the trumpet at the age of 12, and eventually found himself nurtured under the wing of late jazz trumpet virtuoso and South Carolina native Dizzy Gillespie. Gillespie paved the way for jazz musicians wishing to push the envelope and put more contemporary sounds and complex rhythms into their work.

See Sandoval perform the Gillepie classic “A Night in Tunisia” below.

Sandoval is now a renowned classical musician, performing regularly with the leading symphony orchestras from around the world. He has composed his own “Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra,” and has performed with the foremost orchestras in the country as well as abroad. He also recorded John Williams’ Trumpet Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Don’t miss Sandoval when he appears in McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square on Thursday, Oct. 3! Click here for more information and tickets. VIP tickets are available and include preferred seating and a post-show meet and greet session.

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