Jazz Cubano: Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares

+ Arturo O'Farrill Sextet + Alfredo Rodriguez

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Omar Sosa & Yilian Canizares face each other, wearing white

The EFG London Jazz Festival has seen many memorable nights featuring some of the great names in Latin jazz – and it’s today’s generation that is featured in this spectacular concert.

Arturo O’Farrill is the keeper of the flame – a brilliant pianist, composer, and bandleader whose command of the Latin jazz language is unparalleled; his father Chico was one of the great Latin jazz composers, working with Count Basie and Stan Kenton as well as Machito. Here he plays with his own talented sons, trumpeter Adam O’Farrill and drummer Zack O’Farrill.

Inspirational pianist Omar Sosa and violinist Yilian Cañizares create musical fireworks in a brand new project - Sosa retaining the spiritual essence of his Cuban roots, whilst Cañizares brings an extrovert lyricism to her music.

Quincy Jones has championed and mentored the extraordinary young pianist Alfredo Rodriguez – a charismatic and spectacular live performer, he returns to the UK following his appearance at last year’s BBC Proms.

This performance will begin promptly at the advertised start time of 7.30pm

Running time 2 hours 55 minutes including intervals

Times are approximate and subject to change

Part of the EFG Excellence Series

Produced by Serious

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