The Francis, Hansen & Martin CenterStage Series welcomes one of the most versatile musicians of our time. Arturo Sandoval, a protégé of Dizzy Gillespie, brings his “unabashedly spectacular” (New York Times) trumpet to the Tower Saturday, March 26, at 7:30 pm. The winner of four Grammys, six Billboard Awards, and an Emmy, leads a five-piece band through Afro-Cuban grooves and bebop tunes plus classical concertos and romantic ballads.
A native of Cuba, Sandoval started studying classical trumpet at the age of 12, but quickly caught the fever of jazz. He was granted political asylum in 1990 and U.S. citizenship in 1999. He has become a vital piece of the American music landscape, recording and performing at the Oscars, the Grammys, the Superbowl and the White House. He’s collaborated with Woody Herman, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz, Gloria Estefan, Frank Sinatra, Dave Grusin, Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys. The story of Sandoval’s life was made into an HBO movie, “For Love Or Country,” receiving two Golden Globe nominations and garnering Sandoval an Emmy for the film’s music.
The supporting sponsor of CenterStage Series is Deschutes Brewery. The final performance in the 2010-11 season is Linda Purl’s tribute to the Great American Songbook on April 6.
The Tower Theatre Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to maintaining and operating the historic theatre and making the best in performing arts available and accessible to all citizens of Central Oregon. Program information, group discounts, gift certificates and individual tickets are available at the Tower Theatre box office, or at www.towertheatre.org.
What: Arturo Sandoval
When: Saturday, Mar. 26 – 7:30 pm
Where: Tower Theatre - 835 NW Wall Street - Bend, Oregon
Tickets: $37 / $42
541-317-0700 or TowerTheatre.org