Spring 2020

Past Events

March 31, 2020


The Lantern (Eighth Floor)
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027


Photo by Laura Mariet

Arturo O’Farrill, composer, pianist, and Professor Global Jazz Studies at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music will discuss several aspects of his music, including (but not limited to):


1. How a classically trained musician with an Irish-Mexican-Cuban-German heritage and a propensity toward the avant-garde became the poster boy for Afro Latin Jazz.


2. The creative process in his music, his influences, process, and his newest composition, Mundoagua.


Introduced by Robert O’Meally, Center for Jazz Studies; English and Comparative Literature


Co-presented by the Center for Jazz Studies; the Department of Music; Institute for Latin American Studies; Miller Theatre; the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute; and School of the Arts.


Related event: Arturo O’Farrill & the Latin Jazz Orchestra will perform in Miller Theatre on Saturday, April 4, featuring the world premiere of Mundoagua, a new commission from the School of the Arts in honor of Columbia's Year of Water. 


Check-in will begin one hour prior to start time. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Advance registration does not guarantee seating; early arrival is suggested.