Legendary musician and Notre Dame Honorary Doctorate recipient Arturo Sandoval will be at the Center all week! Here’s a little bit about Mr. Sandoval:
An internationally acclaimed jazz and classical musician and composer, Sandoval has received ten Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award and is a 2013 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, this nation’s highest civilian honor. Born in Cuba, Sandoval began playing the trumpet at age 12 and soon began to follow the music of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie. His bands in Cuba received critical praise worldwide, and he was the nation’s outstanding instrumentalist from 1982 to 1990. He defected to the United States with his family in 1990 and was granted U.S. citizenship nine years later. He also is a renowned classical musician, and he has recorded and performed with everyone from Gillespie to Frank Sinatra, the Boston Pops to Justin Timberlake.
…and now he can add to the list of musicians he’s performed with: The Notre Dame Children’s Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band as well as many of our Sacred Music students. He is recording a Christmas album with all of these groups!
He will be in the Leighton on and off all week recording and will be on stage as a special guest of the Jazz Band on Tuesday night. We look forward to hosting Mr. Sandoval and look forward to that Christmas album later this year!