About The AfroLatin Jazz Orchestra:
Founded in 2002 by O’Farrill to perform the full repertory of big band Afro Latin jazz and commission new works to advance this culturally rich genre, the ALJO was a resident orchestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center from 2002 to 2007. In 2007, the ALJO left Lincoln Center to pursue the twin goals of developing new audiences for big band Afro Latin jazz and of creating a robust educational program for young performers. O’Farrill founded the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance that same year to pursue both the performance and educational aspects of this uniquely pan-American art form.
About The AfroLatin Jazz Alliance:
Founded in 2007, the non-profit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance is dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of Afro Latin Jazz,supporting its performance for new audiences, commissioning new work, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. The Alliance maintains a world-class collection of Latin jazz musical scores and recordings and provides institutional support for theGRAMMY® Award winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. As the ALJO celebrates its 10th Anniversary season, the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance’s educational and community outreach programs have flourished. For more information on the AfroLatin Jazz Alliance & Orchestra, visit: afrolatinjazz.org