Latin Beat

This is what mojitos were made for. Get out the high-heeled red dancing shoes—the king of rumba is playing at the Meyerson. The hot syncopation of Arturo Sandoval's Latin jazz is musical café Cubano straight from the soul. In 1961, young Sandoval took up the trumpet in his Cuban village home; a few years later he was a national all-star, a protégé of Dizzy Gillespie and was poised to conquer the globe with compositions from son montuno to mambo, Latin jazz to classical. By 1998 the former corn farmer's musical virtuosity garnered him U.S. citizenship and the responsibility of club ownership in the dizzying nightclub scene of Miami. Sandoval is toasting Rumba Palace—the name of his newest Miami club and most recent CD release—live with the Dallas Symphony this Friday. Call 214-692-0203 or visit
May 25-26, 8 p.m.
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Danna Berger