St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) is launching their jazz series during their 135th year anniversary season on October 11, 2018 with 10-time GRAMMY™ Award Winner Jazz Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.

Arturo Sandoval, protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, Grammy Awards, and Billboard Awards.

Born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. His life was the subject of the film For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000), starring Andy García.

Concert tickets for Arturo Sandoval are $45 and $50 and can be purchased by calling St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224 or visiting the box office at 24 Ransom Ave. NE. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.scmc-online.org. A pre-concert reception with wine / hors d'oeuvresis available by reservation for $15 and begins at 6:30 pm. A post-concert party with dessert, coffee and wine is open to all ticket-holders and Arturo Sandoval’s music will be available after the concert.