Arturo O’Farrill, pianist and director of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, and jazz guitarist Ron Affif will impart their wisdom to students and the public at free jazz clinics this fall at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus.
O’Farrill will lead a clinic November 7 from 4-6 p.m., in the campus’s Humanities Building, Room 106. Winner of the Latin Jazz USA Outstanding Achievement Award for 2003, O’Farrill was born in Mexico and grew up in NYC. His debut album with the Orchestra, “Una Noche Inolvidable,” earned a Grammy award nomination in 2006.
Jazz guitarist Ron Affif will lend his expertise to a clinic November 28 from 4-6 p.m., in the Humanities Building, Room 106. The nephew of guitarist Ron Anthony (who played with George Shearing and Frank Sinatra), Affif received his first guitar lesson from his uncle when he was 12. Today he gigs regularly in Manhattan's famed Zinc Bar, as well as clubs, concert halls and festivals around the world.
This is a free event. Arrive early to guarantee a seat. LIU is at the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension and DeKalb Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn.
For more information, call 718-488-1668 or visit LIU on the web: http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu
Official Website: http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/
Added by dlake37 on November 2, 2006