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Arturo Sandoval & The Catalinas


Our guest today has received many accolades - winner of nine Grammy Awards, an Emmy, six Billboard Awards and now, Arturo Sandoval will be the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer from Cuba was the protégé of legend Dizzy Gillespie and is now an internationally renowned musician and considered by some as one of the greatest living jazz artists. We meet with him and then later in the program, a blast from the past. The Catalinas are known for their distinct sound from the late 50s and 60s that many are still nostalgic for - Carolina beach music. The band is being inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame and we'll talk to them about their history and recognition. Join us for a music filled hour with Arturo Sandoval and The Catalinas.

Arturo Sandoval
- Cuban-born Jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer, soon to be recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His latest album is Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You), a tribute to his friend and mentor Dizzy Gillespie

The Catalinas - Rob Thorne, Johnny Edwards, Jack Stallings, Tom Plyler

  • Arturo Sandoval is performing October 3rd at 7:30pm at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square. Details.
  • The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is Thursday, October 17th at the GEM Theatre in Kannapolis at 7:15pm. The Catalinas will be among several artists inducted for 2013. Details.