Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, is featuring Arturo O'Farrill
and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra--winners of a 2009 Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album--and rising star vocalist Rachael Price
among the artists of the 2009 Extended Season this month.
Also performing will be the world-renowned Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble.
Performances are scheduled for May 23, 29 and 30 in SPAC's Little Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be ordered at www.spac.org or by contacting SPAC at 518-584-9330.
Twenty-three year old jazz vocalist Price will perform on May 29. Price attracted attention at 17 by becoming the youngest semi-finalist in both the Montreaux International Jazz Vocal Competition in Europe and the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Jazz critics and professionals have called her gifted," brilliant," and incredible." She recently released her third CD, The Good Hours.
Preeminent Latin jazz pianist and bandleader O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra perform on May 30. They won the Grammy for the CD Song for Chico (2008 Zoho Records). Often referred to as the world's leading Latin jazz big band, the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra was founded by O'Farrill in 2001 for Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center. The Orchestra now performs at New York City's venerated performance center, Symphony Space and tours nationally and internationally.
Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble performs May 23. The group offers a repertoire that spans several genres including classical, gospel, spiritual, R&B, pop and soul.
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