Musician, composer and band leader Eddie Palmieri celebrated his 50th anniversary with a live concert filmed at the Bushnell Memorial Theater in Hartford, Connecticut. Palmieri is a legendary figure in salsa and Latin jazz. The video, which is now available, is titled Eddie Palmieri – 50th Year Anniversary DVD.
For this occasion, Palmieri and his Salsa Orchestra performed many of his greatest hits. The DVD combines live pieces with interview segments, where Palmieri talks about his musical influences and evolution.
The superb band featured on the DVD includes maestro Eddie Palmieri on piano, Herman Olivera on lead vocals, Brian Lynch on trumpet, Richie Viruet on trumpet, Phillip Dizack on trumpet, Conrad Herwig on trombone, Jimmy Bosch on trombone, Nelson Gonzalez on tres guitar and vocals, Jose Claussell on timbales, Vicente “Little Johnny” Rivero on congas, Luques Curtis on bass, Orlando Vega on bongo, Joseph Quique Gonzalez on backup vocals, and Julio Salgado on backup vocals and maracas.
Eddie Palmieri – 50th Year Anniversary DVD showcases salsa and Latin jazz of the highest caliber.
On October 1, 2011 Eddie Palmieri will be headlining a concert in support of the Los Padres Foundation ’s College Tuition and Assistance (CTA) Program at 8:00 pm at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. The program was created for Puerto Rican/Hispanic high school students in the New York City/New Jersey metropolitan area who are interested in pursuing a post-secondary education. Lehman College is located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd. in the Bronx. http://lehmancenter.org/buytickets.html
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.