Arturo O’Farril, pianist, composer, educator, and founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. His debut album with the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Una Noche Inolvidable, earned a first GRAMMY Award nomination in 2006. His next album Song for Chico, earned a GRAMMY Award for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2009. The 2015 release of The Offense of the Drum was yet another GRAMMY Award winner. Additionally, Auturo won the Latin Jazz USA Outstanding Achievement Award and a Cubadisco Award for The Offense of the Drum . His newest album release (August 21, 2015) is Cuba: The Conversation Continues, which recently won a 2016 GRAMMY.
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The 2016 Jazzanooga Festival also includes an exhibit on Chattanooga’s jazz history, a performance for youth and families, a week of local jazz and blues artists featured at various MLK Boulevard venues, and opportunities to mingle with regional jazz fanatics. A limited number of $100 Jazzanooga VIP Passes, which offer patrons, VIP access to all headliner shows and priority seating to all festival events and headline concerts, are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazzanooga-festival-2016-vip-package-tickets-21650556397.
Jazzanooga, started in 2011 as a one-day community festival and has grown to a month-long celebration that celebrates and promotes Chattanooga’s extraordinary jazz heritage. Jazzanooga is supported by the Benwood Foundation, the Lyndhurst Foundation, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Community Trust, EPB Fiber Optics, City of Chattanooga and SunTrust Bank.
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