Four-time Grammy Award winner and Emmy Award winner Arturo Sandoval is appearing at the Erie Philharmonic on Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.
The Pop Series will also feature Gary Davis, Erie Philharmonic Principal Trumpet. Tickets range from $20-$55 and are available over the phone (814-455-1375), in the office (609 Walnut St.) or online at www.eriephil.org.
Sandoval is fluent in at least four musical languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and soothe you with a luscious ballad; with equal power and grace. He is very pleased to be able to be a part of the Erie Philharmonic’s 100th year anniversary.
A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on Nov. 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz.
Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of 12, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.
He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake and in his own right as a leader. He also performed at the Billboard Awards with Alicia Keys.
Sandoval has been awarded nine Grammy Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received six Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award.
The latter for his composing work on the entire underscore of 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 now available worldwide.
Soon to be released is a new book chronicling his relationship with Dizzy Gillespie entitled “The Man Who Saved Me.” Arturo is the 2013 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Sandoval is also a renowned classical musician, performing regularly with the leading symphony orchestras from around the world.
Sandoval has composed his own “Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra,” which can be heard on “Arturo Sandoval: The Classical Album.”
Sandoval has performed with the foremost orchestras in the country as well as abroad and recorded John Williams’ Trumpet Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra.
His classical artistry has earned him the respect and admiration from the most prestigious conductors, composers and symphony orchestras worldwide.
Sandoval’s versatility can be heard on recordings with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, Bill Conti and Stan Getz to Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Rod Stewart and Alicia Keys among many others.
He has performed with John Williams with the Boston Pops and in the Super bowl with Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle. Sandoval reaches beyond the scope of mere effort.
His struggles while in Cuba and since his defection have given him more energy and strength, inspiring him to accomplish and surpass his childhood dreams.
Filled with a virtuoso capability, he desires nothing more than to share his gift with others who feel the same intense adoration for music as he does. Now, it’s your chance to view this artist right here in Erie, Pa!
The performance is held on October 12, 2013 at 8 p.m. as part of the Erie Philharmonic’s Pop Series.
Tickets range from $20-$55 and are available over the phone (814-455-1375), in the office (609 Walnut St.) or online.
Visit www.eriephil.org for more information on this performance, as well as upcoming events.