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A protégé of jazz giant Dizzy Gillespie, the Havana, Cuba–born Arturo Sandoval gained renown for his athletic trumpet-blowing as a member of Irakere, an innovative jazz/classical/rock/traditional Cuban ensemble. A fine pianist and singer as well, Sandoval has offered his many talents in various jazz, pop and classical musical spheres, and to much acclaim, including multiple Grammys; an Emmy for his composing work on For Love or Country, the HBO movie based on his life; and the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Sandoval leads a holiday-themed Latin jazz program with arrangements that traverse jazz, bossa nova and bolero.

Tue., Dec. 23, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 12/23/14)

LA Weekly