Arturo Sandoval at The Iridium, New York City

Arturo Sandoval Performs at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC

I had the honor of seeing trumpet virtuoso, Arturo Sandoval, perform at the Iridium Jazz Club on September 17. The celebrated musician is also an accomplished pianist and timbale player, and during each set he plays a lively solo on his prized LP® Tito Puente Timbales.

I first met Arturo in 1979, after he had arrived in the United States with the Cuban band, Irakere. During that visit, he and many other musicians joined me in my home to celebrate Tito Puente’s birthday. It was during this particular occasion that Tito began the tradition of throwing himself, head first, into his birthday cake.

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