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July 25, 2013


Peggy Cartwright
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

John Machado
Coordinator, Music, Art, Dance

For Immediate Release


(Rancho Cucamonga, CA) The Chaffey College music department is pleased to announce that Arturo Sandoval, nine-time Grammy award winning jazz trumpet player, is appearing in a benefit concert on September 12 at 7:00 pm in the Chaffey College Theatre.

Arturo Sandoval will be performing both solo and with the Chaffey College Jazz Ensemble directed by Music Professor Patrick Aranda. The Amanda Castro Band, a local jazz group co-led by Chaffey College alumna Castro and Professor Aranda, will open the evening's event.

The benefit concert assists students in the Chaffey College Music Department with proceeds going toward scholarships, new instruments, and updating of music software and computers, as well as providing education, training, and career opportunities in the field of music.

Arturo Sandoval is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake, and at the Billboard Awards with Alicia Keys. Sandoval has earned 9 Grammy Awards, and nominated 17 additional times. Sandoval has received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, For Love or Country starring Andy Garcia. His two latest Grammy award-winning albums, Dear Diz (Everyday I Think of You) and Tango Como Yo Te Siento are now available worldwide.

A protógé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, Cuba, in 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Arturo Sandoval perform at Chaffey Collegee. Tickets are $40 per person and available for purchase at the Chaffey College Bookstore or online at

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