Perfect Weather, Great Entertainer Highlight Jazz Festival

One perfect weather day. Two stages. Seven performing groups. Seven hours of music. And several thousand fans.

Grammy-winning Arturo Sandoval headlined the annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival Sunday. He showed he’s a multi-instrumental master, playing grand piano (his true love, he said), electronic keyboards, timbales and percussion, and of course, the trumpet for which he’s best known.

He also proved to be a great entertainer, telling jokes (self deprecating and others), and singing songs such as “When I Fall in Love,” made famous by Nat King Cole (his favorite singer, he told the audience).

Top photo of Arturo Sandoval and all others by Mike Diegel (click on images below to enlarge).

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