“The Presidential Medal of Freedom” awards to Arturo Sandoval, Country Music Legend Loretta Lynn, Oprah Winfrey and 12 more

Arturo Sandoval returns from global
tour with Skip Martin and Jon Barnes
 

Jon Barnes on Trumpet with Arturo Sandoval, Photos by George McQuade III, MAYOPR.com
Jon Barnes hits the high notes, performing at the Catalina Jazz Club with Arturo Sandoval (right) and Skip Martin, former lead Singer, Kool and the Gang.

IMG_0099resident Obama has named Jazz Giant Arturo Sandoval (above), Country Music Legend, Loretta LynnOprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton for “The Presidential Medal of Freedom”.

 Fresh off of a European tour and daCarbo Jazz FestivalArturo Sandoval has been name among the top nearly two dozen (16) recipients of The Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Created 50 years ago, the award is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to people who have made unique contributions to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors, US security, national interests and to world peace.

Sandoval just recently performed at the Catalina Jazz Club (Aug. 2-3) with Skip Martin (Kool and The Gang) and jazz music master Jon Barnes. The European tour is also being filmed as a documentary.

“It’s an honor to play with a genius in music and a musician, who has a heart of gold,” said Barnes after hearing about Sandoval’s Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.  “Music is a universal language and when we toured together, we held workshops at the daCarbo Jazz Festal.  Sandoval was an inspiration to students and took the time to talk to them one-on-one.”

A musician of epic proportions, Arturo Sandoval is the protégé of Jazz trumpeter and one of Latin Jazz‘s musical founders, Dizzy Gillespie. A master of the trumpet and flugelhorn, Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at age 12, and has been recording for more than three decades.

Sandoval has won four Grammy Awards and been nominated for 12 others in several categories including the 1978 Grammy for Best Latin album with the group “Irakere” (a Yoruba word for “forest”) that he co-founded with Afro-Cuban piano virtuoso Chucho Valdés.

Sandoval, Skip Martin and Jon Barnes have been endorsed by daCarbo, which makes a-one-of-a-kind carbon fiber horns, giving a smoother jazz sound and weighing much less than the standard trumpets. Barnes has been endorsed by the US Postal Service for a commemorative forever stamp and collectible CD music of Miles Davis that Barnes produced and recorded.

Sandoval is modest about his fame and is the first to recognize legends in the audience who come to hear him and his Arturo Sandoval, L.A. Big Band. When Sandoval was performing with Martin and Barnes, he took the time to spotlight Ray AnthonyRay Anthony Band and Debbie AllenDebbie Allen Dance Academy, who was dancing in the audience to a Kool and The Gang hit Song, “Get Down On It and “Ladies Night   For more about Arturo Sandoval visit: http://ArturoSandoval.com.

Jon Barnes, who has been endorsed by Monster Cable, headed the daCarbo Jazz Festival tour and workshops. Barnes is set to play music with Noel Lee at Monster Cable in Monterey Ca, Friday Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 16-18) at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (car show) in Monterey County. He will feature his hit song, That’s Monster Love (Jon Barnes on Reverbnation). Follow Jon Barnes on Twitter: @thatsjonbarnes, on Facebook (http://goo.gl/fl7E7C)

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