Kupferberg Presents: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band
April 25, at 7pm$35 – $45
Heralded as a pioneer of Latin Jazz, Eddie Palmieri is an award-winning pianist and composer who masterfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of jazz. Palmieri has been a leading practitioner of the music for over 60 years, earning him multiple Grammy Awards and an NEA Jazz Master designation along the way. His playing style was initially influenced by some of jazz’s piano royalty such as Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, and soon evolved into a signature, innovative sound that mixed jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms and catapulted Palmieri’s music across the Latin Jazz scene and beyond.