Arranger-bandleader Arturo "Chico" O' Farrill, Sr. began introducing Afro-Cuban rhythms into jazz in the 1940's. The band bearing Chico's name (directed by his son Arturo) "continues to showcase the most seamless blend of clavè rhythm and bebop harmony anywhere." (Time Out)
Hilary Kole, is a star in the midst of a meteoric rise. The NY Observer calls her "hip and lovely…a musical marvel... sexy, charming and funny," while the NY Post raves, "Kole is drop-dead gorgeous," and Time Out New York notes, "Kole has a sophisticated sex appeal... and presents her own distinctive style. She is the best at selling a song."
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