Eddie Palmieri

I Dig Jazz

The simplest way to describe pianist Eddie Palmieri is that he is a true Latin all-star with true jazz sensibilities. After Palmieri’s parents moved from Puerto Rico to the mainland, the pianist was born in Spanish Harlem on December 15, 1936. Growing up in the Bronx, Palmieri spent time with a variety of bands through the 1950s (led by Johnny Segui and Tito Rodriguez) and created his own group, La Perfecta, in 1961. That band recorded its first album in 1962 and some 50 more Palmieri discs have followed right up to Sabiduria (Knowledge) released in 2017.

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Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, 10-time Grammy® winner Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His percussive playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his Cuban music and jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, Peruchín, Lily Martínez, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri.

Litchfield Jazz Festival

In the 2014 DownBeat “Critics Poll,” singer Cécile McLorin Salvant exploded on the jazz scene. Just a year or so after the release of her first American album, WomanChild on Mack Avenue, the Miami-born singer, who moved to Aix-en-Provence, France in 2007 to study at the Conservatoire Darius Milhaud, emerged not only as the rising-star female vocalist but also as the top overall female vocalist on the scene (and the rising-star jazz artist as well).

Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra

Mar 19, 2014

NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri is one of the finest Latin jazz pianists ever, and the leader of both Latin Jazz and Salsa Orchestras. On April 5, he brings the Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra to Macky Auditorium in Boulder. 

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