The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) was founded in 2007 by GRAMMY-award winning, pianist and composer Arturo O’Farril. In early 2007, O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra left Jazz at Lincoln Center to pursue a future goal. They sought after developing a new audience for big band Latin jazz and creating an educational program for young performers. With the support of prominent leaders from the worlds of jazz and Latin culture, O’Farrill launched ALJA to serve as a non-profit organization. ALJA advances both the performance and educational aspects of this uniquely Pan-American art form.
The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance presents POE, Mambembe, Kikiriki Biquey