Orquesta de Jazz Afrolatino
(Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra)
In May of 2013, I began working with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra as their photographer in residence. I began documenting their rehearsals, concerts and education programs in the NYC public schools. An opportunity arose in December 2014 to accompany the orchestra on a groundbreaking trip to Havana. I jumped at the opportunity. The project started at an outdoor concert at the now reactivated Embassy and then continued to the Teatro Mella. The journey ended in the famed Abdala Studios where the orchestra recorded CUBA: The Conversation Continues.