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Looking Ahead: Arturo Sandoval Plays This Week

September 30, 2013
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Arturo Sandoval

Come Thursday, the protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie will be here in Charlotte. Arturo Sandoval is known as one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and he is bringing that talent to the McGlohon Theater stage. Don’t have your tickets yet? It’s not too late! CLICK HERE to buy now. Prices begin at $19.50.

Sandoval has won nine Grammy Awards and has been nominated 19 times. He has also received six Billboard Awards and an Emmy, the latter for his composing work on the HBO movie based on his life, “For Love or Country,” starring Andy Garcia. His two latest Grammy Award-winning albums, “Dear Diz (Everyday I Think of You)” and “Tango Como Yo Te Siento,” are available worldwide. A new book, “The Man Who Saved Me,” chronicles his relationship with Dizzy Gillespie. Sandoval is a 2013 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, along with President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Loretta Lynn.

Watch this video and hear the man himself explain what’s behind most of his music.

Sandoval plays McGlohon Theater on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Visit BlumenthalArts.org for more information. Don’t miss it!

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