Jazz Maui 2015 presents the Arturo O’Farrill Latin Jazz Sextet featuring Jim Seely in concert on July 1 at 7:30pm at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets are available at www.mauiarts.org or by calling (808) 242-SHOW.
Arturo O’Farrill is a Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and educator. Son of the late Cuban bandleader and jazz legend Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was educated at the Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Belafonte and others. In 2002, he established the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and In 2014 won the Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album. O’ Farrill is internationally recognized as a leading music educator who has conducted workshops and seminars for thousands of students and musicians throughout the world to promote interest and appreciation for the unique music genre of Latin Jazz.
The UT Arlington Department of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) with a world-renowned faculty and approximately 325 graduate and undergraduate students. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in jazz performance. The Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies degree is a robust music degree combined with significant coursework in jazz studies. The Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies is designed to prepare students for professional work in the ever-growing jazz and commercial music areas or for successful audition into graduate school.
The concert is part of a week-long series of workshops and concerts presented by Jazz Maui including:
• June 29 & 30 - Jazz Camp
Hosted by King Kekaulike High School Band Department, these workshops for students at the intermediate level are staffed by the University of Texas (UT) Arlington Jazz faculty. Students from all Hawaiian islands have been invited to participate.
Cost: $50 for both days; assistance is available.
McCoy Studio Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center
10am - Jazz Workshops and Clinics hosted by UT Austin Jazz Faculty - Cost: $10
1pm - Master Class with trumpeter Jim Seely - Cost $25 (or $10 if purchased with a concert ticket)
2pm - Master Class with Arturo O’Farrill - Cost $25 (or $10 if purchased with a concert ticket)
6pm - Concert Pre show in the Courtyard
7:30pm - Arturo O’Farrill Latin Jazz Sextet featuring Jim Seely - Cost: $35 and $45
• July 2 Student/Faculty Concert
• July 3 Gala Benefit Concert
Private Residence, Kaanapali Hillside
6:30pm - An intimate evening of acoustic Latin Jazz featuring Grammy-Award winner Arturo O’Farrill
Cost: $100 includes fine wines and heavy pupu
• July 4 Concert in the Park
Lahaina Library Lawn start time: 5pm - Cost: Free
The UT faculty and the Maui Community Band perform traditional favorites at Lahaina’s annual holiday celebration
• July 5 - Mike Buono Quartet
Whalers Village - start time: 6pm - Cost: Free