May 9, 2008
Arturo can conjure up an Afro-Cuban groove, mastermind a perfect bebop tune, serenade you over a Mozart concerto and sooth your heart and soul with a sublime ballad. This world-renowned artist is one of the world's most beloved guardians of the jazz trumpet. In April 2006, Arturo Sandoval opened a jazz club in Miami Beach, The Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club. Since then, the club has featured top-notch headlining jazz acts plus local talent.
Sandoval is a living legend whose life story was the subject of the 2000 TV film For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, starring Andy Garcia. “My philosophy has always been that I love music. Period. I don't want to be remembered as a jazz trumpeter. I'd like to be remembered as a man who loved music. Because I like to play piano, and I like to compose. I like to do all those things as much as I like playing the trumpet."