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Trumpet Master Arturo Sandoval Continues His Exploration Of New Projects And Places

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Parker Miles Blohm
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KNKX

Considering the career that Arturo Sandoval has had, which has included winning several Grammy Awards, performing at the Super Bowl, having his music featured in movies and television, and receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom, you might think that he has run out of places to explore, new projects to create, or new people to perform for. 

This is far from the case.

After he and his band opened the live studio session with a peppy version of Clifford Brown's Joy Spring, Sandoval talked about his upcoming duets album he is working on. The album, which took him to several countries around the world to record, will feature collaborations with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Josh Grobin, Alejandro Sanz, Prince Royes, Marc Anthony, Juan Luis Guerra, Frida, Placido Domingo, and the late Al Jarreau.

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Sandoval then performed a beautiful version of the ballad Here's That Rainy Day, Sandoval talked about his recent tour to one of the few places he hadn't played in yet: China. "To be honest, I was surprised," said Sandoval. " They received us very well. The reception was good. People were very enthusiastic."

Sandoval closed out the session with an high energy song inspired by the beat of the West Indies titled Soca Beat.

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Kevin began his career at KNKX in 2003, where his first responsibility was to eradicate the KNKX Jazz Library from all Smooth Jazz CD’s. Since then there is not much at KNKX he hasn’t done. Kevin has worked as a full time jazz host, news host, and has hosted, at least once, almost every single program on KNKX. Kevin currently produces 88.5's weekly show Sound Effect. Kevin has conducted or produced hundreds of interviews, has won local and national awards for newscasts and commentary, and helped make the KNKX Grocery Tote famous.
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