Arturo Sandoval is bringing his jazzy sound to the Iberian Peninsula…
The 63-year-old Cuba-born jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer will perform at the 16th Fijazz International Jazz Festival in Alicante, Spain.
Sandoval, a nine-time Grammy-winning artist, will join Michel Camilo, James Carter, Gregory Porter, Al Jarreau and Branford Marsalis as scheduled performers during the July 9-23 event at the Adda auditorium, organizers said.
The 2013 installment of the popular festival features artists from the Latin and Anglo jazz traditions in equal measure
The head of cultural affairs in Alicante province stressed the importance of the festival for the region.
“This year we have made a very solid commitment to the festival and we have expanded the roster of artists, which will allow the public to hear live seven great artists who, together, have more than 20 Grammys,” said Juan Bautista Rosello said.
Sandoval has released nearly 50 albums, most recently 2012’s Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You).
He was the subject of the 2000 television film For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, starring Andy García.