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Eddie Palmieri Salsa Big Band | SFJAZZ

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Date(s) - 11/30/2013
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center


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Concert sets at 7pm and 9:30pm

“Eddie Palmieri … has been the most consistently innovative artist in Afro-Cuban music in the United States for the past 30 years.” — Boston Globe

“Palmieri looms, in the current landscape of tropical music, as the last of the larger than life giants.” — Los Angeles Times

Eddie Palmieri Salsa Big Band

  • Eddie Palmieri – piano
  • Herman Olivera – vocals
  • Joseph Gonzalez – vocals
  • Donald Harrison – saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber – saxophone
  • Jonathan Powell – trumpet
  • John Walsh – trumpet
  • Jimmy Bosch – trombone
  • Nelson Gonzalez – guitar, trés, vocals
  • Luques Curtis – bass
  • Anthony Carrillo – bongos
  • Vicente Rivero – congas
  • Camilo Molina – percussion

A beloved patriarch of Latin music known for transforming dance orchestras into roiling sonic laboratories, Nuyorican pianist/composer Eddie Palmieri has been at the cutting edge of Afro-Caribbean music since the early 1960s. After his two-year gig with the great Tito Rodríguez culminated in the classic 1960 album Live at the Palladium, Palmieri set out to revolutionize the dance orchestra with his legendary trombone-powered ensemble La Perfecta. From 1965’s foundational salsa anthem “Azúcar” to the politically and rhythmically charged 1971 album Vámonos Pa’l Monte to 1975’s iconoclastic The Sun Of Latin Music, Palmieri has fearlessly combined tropical grooves with hard-bop harmonies and McCoy Tyner pianistics.

NEA Jazz Masters Live is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.


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