Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Jazz great Arturo Sandoval to play The Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg FL June 23, 2017

"It's so important to listen to music, 
to listen again and again. 
Eat, sleep and drink music."
 - Arturo Sandoval


Friday, June 23, 2017 ~ 8PM

Arturo Sandoval
400 First St. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 
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TheMahaffey.com   (727)893-7832 

Arturo Sandoval and his band will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater.

A 10-time Grammy winner, Sandoval was a protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie. He received an Emmy Award in 2006. In 2013, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 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 flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

Sandoval was a founding member of the Grammy-winning group Irakere, whose explosive mixture of jazz, classical, rock and traditional Cuban music caused a sensation throughout the entertainment world. In 1981, he left Irakere to form his own band, which garnered enthusiastic praise from critics and audiences all over the world, and continues to do so.

Tickets, $39, 49, $59 and $69, are now on sale. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members can purchase tickets today at noon. Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, or charge by phone at 727.893.7832.



The Mahaffey Theater

The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.

Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.


Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts

Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!

The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.




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  2. Arturo Sandoval performs "A Night in Tunisia"
    https://youtu.be/6A3SX9LOGQs
    From the United States Air Force Band: America's Veterans- "A Musical Tribute". This hour long extravaganza was aired nationally on November 10, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. In this clip, Arturo Sandoval gives an electric performance of "A Night in Tunisia", also featuring one the Air Force Band's own SMSgt Tim Leahy on trumpet.

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