||Here Comes the Latin Sun: Eddie Palmieri and his Afro-Caribbean Jazz Septet
Prior to the concert, an interview with Mr. Palmieri and Columbia Professor and jazz composer/trombonist Chris Washburne
Opening the evening is The Harbor Latin Youth Ensemble with Ramon Rodriquez, Musical Director
||Friday, February 16, 7:30pm
Teatro Heckscher, El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street)
For tickets please call the Museum Shop: 212-660-7130
open: Weds.-Sun., 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Columbia/Harlem Jazz Project continues with a performance by Eddie Palmieri, the Harlem-born jazz pianist whose transcendence of category has earned him eight Grammy Awards and the status of legend. His latest album, Listen Here!, won the 2006 Grammy for “Best Latin Jazz Album”—a category that he himself helped to invent. For the last fifty years, Palmieri has continued to revolutionize Latin music by fusing Afro-Caribbean rhythms with jazz. If music was the young Palmieri’s “way out” of the barrio, it is also his incomparable way of inviting us in. Prior to the show, Palmieri will be interviewed by jazz scholar/composer/trombonist Chris Washburne. The evening will open with a special performance by The Harbor Latin Youth Ensemble with Ramon Rodriquez, Musical Director.
Note: All artists subject to change. For more information or media passes, please contact Anne Burt at (212) 854-7884 or email@example.com
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