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McNeese Banners Hosts Grammy and Emmy Winning Trumpet Performer Arturo Sandoval

April 19, 2018 | McNeese Public Relations
Arturo Sandoval

Arturo SandovalWinner of 10 Grammys, an Emmy and protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval will lead the Arturo Sandoval Sextet in a performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the Benjamin W. Mount Theatre in Central School’s Arts and Humanities Center of Lake Charles as part of the 2018 Banners at McNeese State University season.

A native of Cuba, Sandoval is one of the most dynamic live trumpet performers of our time, famous for his virtuoso technical ability and his specialty in high notes. He began studying classical trumpet at the age of 12 and is regarded as one of the world’s most important guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn.

He is also a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer who performs regularly with the leading symphony orchestras from around the world. He has even composed his own “Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra.”

His music can be heard on the recordings of a wide array of musicians with different musical genres. He has played with Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart, Bill Conti, John Williams, Tony Bennett, Josh Groban and Alicia Keys, among others.

Sandoval recently released a new book chronicling his relationship with Gillespie titled “The Man Who Changed My Life.” He is also a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students under 18 and free for McNeese and Sowela students with current IDs.

Banners is supported by ticket sales, memberships, corporate sponsors and grants. For more information about the program or tickets, visit the Banners website at or call the Banners office at 337-475-5123.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-456-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired or by email at