Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:30PM
Embarcadero Marina Park South

Not On Sale

A Bayside Summer Nights Special Concert

Arturo Sandoval, trumpet

Michael Tucker, saxophone
Tiki Pasillas, percussion
Max Haymer, piano
John Belzaguy, bass
Johnny Friday, drums

From learning jazz on the streets of Cuba to touring the world with Dizzy Gillespie and embracing a new home in America, trumpet master Arturo Sandoval has had a legendary career filled with powerful music and bright, driving rhythms, perfect for a night of Latin Jazz under the stars.

Dave Drexler recently interviewed Arturo Sandoval on Jazz 88's Inside Art program. Click here (and then click the play button at the page bottom) to listen to the 30-minute interview!

Read this ecstatic review of a recent Arturo Sandoval concert in the Midwest!

The LA-based music website published an excellent interview with Arturo Sandoval last January in which Sandoval talks about his career and the current state of jazz music. Give Sandoval's "unfiltered" thoughts a read!

*The San Diego Symphony does not appear as part of this program.


  • 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
  • 2016 Honorary Doctorate recipient in Fine Arts from The University of Notre Dame
  • Ten-time Grammy Award Winner
  • Emmy Award Recipient
  • Six-time Billboard Award Winner
  • 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award Recipient

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

Sandoval reaches beyond the scope of mere effort. His struggles while in Cuba and since his defection have given him more energy and strength, urging him to accomplish and surpass his childhood dreams.

Filled with a virtuoso capability, he desires nothing more than to share his gift with others who feel the same intense adoration for music as he does.

One frequently speaks of Sandoval’s virtuoso technical ability or his specialty in high notes, but anyone who has seen him on the piano, lyrically improvising a ballad, or has had the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of his music, through his compositions from the most straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz or classical, recognizes that Sandoval is one of the most brilliant, multifaceted and renowned musicians of our time.

Arturo Sandoval recently performed Jimmy Van Heusen's "Here's That Rainy Day" in studio at KNKX public radio: