But his most famed musical association is for his friendship with jazz heavyweight, Dizzy Gillespie. Gillespie and Sandoval met in Cuba in 1977, while the former was doing a string of Caribbean gigs with another jazz great, saxophonist Stan Getz. From that day he would become Sandovals mentor. Sandoval defected from Cuba in 1990 while on tour with Gillespie, and has called Miami home ever since.
Fri., April 10, 5:30 p.m., 2009