Nine-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri has been a staple in Latin Jazz since his first win in 1975. Known for bold innovation as well as a charisma that resonates strongly onstage, the Puerto Rican-American pianist and band leader is rarely seen without a smile. He brings this joy to his playing, producing a Latin groove that has made him one of the most celebrated Latin Jazz musicians performing today.
Palmieri’s album “Azucar Pa Ti” (1965) was recently accepted into the Library of Congress as a culturally significant recording worthy of preservation. In addition, his Grammy winning album “The Sun of Latin Music” was the first Latin music recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS).
The ensemble features trumpet player Bryan Lynch, originally from Milwaukee and a Grammy award winner himself, Yosvany Terry (alto saxophone), Jose Claussell (timbales), Little Johnny Rivero (congas), Orlando Vega (bongo) and Luques Curtis (bass).
This performance is sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate Performing Arts Committee with support from Isthmus weekly, and is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Other sponsors include ETC, Capital City Hues, Wisconsin Public Radio, and WORT 89.9 FM.
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