The Silver Spring Jazz Festival
August 24, 2019, 3-10pm
Grammy and Emmy Winner Arturo Sandoval Headlines the 16th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival
Arturo Sandoval, a protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba in 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve and has evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.
Sandoval has won four Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, “For Love or Country” starring Andy Garcia. He recently performed in the Grammy Awards with pop-phenomenon Justin Timberlake as well as on the Latin Billboard Awards with the gifted Alicia Keys, where he was awarded his sixth Billboard Award for “Best Latin Jazz Album.”
Arturo, a Florida International University tenured professor, works nationally and abroad with innumerable institutions and their music departments.
The free festival includes two stages of live entertainment with additional performance by artists such as the Marcus Johnson Project, The Eric Byrd Trio, Paul Carr and the Real Jazz Ambassadors, and more!