Latin jazz great Arturo O'Farrill sets stage for new culture hub in East Harlem

NEW YORK — The infectious rhythms of Afro-Cuban jazz seem especially triumphant when played by virtuoso Arturo O’Farrill. And this Grammy winning educator, band leader and composer has a lot to celebrate.

“This is it, this is going to be our home,” exclaims O’Farrill taking a photo with his phone of a parking lot on Park Avenue between 118th and 119 streets in East Harlem.

It’s the future site of a new mixed use building that will become the permanent home for his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, in the neighborhood where Latin Jazz was born.

“This incredible unique contribution to the city of New York and the nation and

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