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Arturo Sandoval Live at Blues Alley Nov. 14-17

October 30, 2019

Arturo Sandoval will be performing live at Blues Alley November 14 through 17, 2019. Purchase tickets here.

 

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 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, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

 

Sandoval is also a renowned classical musician, performing regularly with the leading symphony orchestras from around the world. Arturo has composed his own “Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra”, which can be heard on “Arturo Sandoval: “The Classical Album.” Arturo has performed with the foremost orchestras in the country as well as abroad and recorded John Williams’ Trumpet Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra. His classical artistry has earned him the respect and admiration from the most prestigious conductors, composers and symphony orchestras worldwide.

 

Arturo Sandoval’s versatility can be heard on recordings with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, Josh Groban, Tony Bennett, Bill Conti, and Stan Getz to Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Rod Stewart and Alicia Keys amongst many others. He has performed with John Williams with the Boston Pops, and in the Super bowl with Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle.

Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

10 time Grammy Award Winner
Emmy Award Recipient
6 Time Billboard Award Winner
2015 Hispanic Heritage Award Recipient
2016 Honorary Doctorate recipient in Fine Arts from The University of Notre Dame

 

“Born into poverty in Cuba and held back by his government, he risked everything to share his gifts with the world. In the decades since, this astonishing trumpeter, pianist and composer has inspired audiences in every corner of the world and awakened a new generation of great performers. He remains one of the best ever to play.”

Barack Obama (presenting Arturo Sandoval The Presidential Medal of Freedom 


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20th Annual Spirit of Georgetown Oct. 23

September 10, 2019

Please join Spirit of Georgetown 2019 benefit co-chairs, Page Evans Corey, Beth Hague, Carrington Tarr, Deborah Winsor for the 20th Annual Spirit of Georgetown benefiting Georgetown Ministry Center, on Wednesday, October 23rd, honoring Eileen McGrath, founder of the Georgetown Angels. 

 

Join the Host Committee today and celebrate GMC's thirty-two years of dedication helping the most vulnerable in our midst by supporting at one of the following levels:

  • Archangel Level: $10,000
  • Spirit Level: $5,000
  • Patron Level: $2,500
  • Partner Level: $1,000
  • Host Level: $500

Visit SpiritofGeorgetown2019 to purchase your tickets today! Or mail a check to: Georgetown Ministry Center, 1041 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007.  For sponsorship or event information, email: spiritofgeorgetown@gmcgt.org.

Looking forward to seeing you on October 23rd!


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Chris Thomas King Live at Blues Alley

August 14, 2019

Blues guitarist Chris Thomas King will be performing live at Blues Alley from August 29 through September 1, 2019.

 

Initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop, King reached a whole new audience with the Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not only appearing on the award-winning soundtrack but playing a prominent supporting character as well. Despite the much-celebrated, down-to-earth rootsiness of O Brother's music, King had previously been a determined progressive, hoping to reinvigorate the blues as a living African American art with a more contemporary approach and adamantly refusing to treat it as a museum piece whose "authentic" forms needed careful preservation. King eventually modified that approach to a certain degree, attempting to create a more explicit link between blues tradition and the general musical present.

Chris Thomas King is a New Orleans Grammy Award-winning musician and actor who is initially known for his audacious fusion of blues and hip-hop. King reached a whole new audience with his film debut in the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, not only appearing on the award-winning soundtrack, but establishing himself as a serious dramatic actor as well.

 

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