CAPA along with the Kings Arts Complex present an evening with Grammy Award winning pianist, bandleader and musician, Eddie Palmieri, this Saturday at the Lincoln Theatre in Columbus Ohio. This nine-time Grammy winner is widely regarded as an explosive, unpredictable lion of the keyboard. His gift for broken meters and chromatic passages led critics to dub him “The Latin [Thelonius] Monk.” Since the 1960s, he has refreshed Latin dance music by introducing rock licks, urban poetry, and elements of tango, cumbia, waltz, and the folkloric musics of his beloved Puerto Rico. Whether working with his jazz octet or a full Latin dance band, Eddie’s music gets audiences on their feet.
Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. He began his professional career as a pianist in the early ’50s with Eddie Forrester’s Orchestra. In 1955 he joined Johnny Segui’s band. He also spent a year with the Tito Rodriguez Orchestra before forming his own band, the legendary “La Perfecta” in 1961. His unconventional style would once again surprise critics and his fans with the 1970 release entitled Harlem River Drive. This recording was the first to really merge black and latin styles (and musicians), resulting in a free-form sound encompassing elements of salsa, funk, soul and jazz.
Eddie Palmieri, a restless, yet instinctive artist, embraces the future of his music by unapologetically blazing a distinctive musical path to the delight of fans across the globe. He has one of the most actively touring Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras to date, tours of which have taken him to Europe, Asia, Latin America, North Africa and throughout the Caribbean. A true powerhouse of brilliance, known for his astute arranging skills and historic compositions, Mr. Palmieri has shown that time is infinite with respect to his repertoire as he continues to thrill audiences throughout the world with his legendary style.
Read more about Eddie here: http://www.eddiepalmierimusic.com/html/bio.htm
Tickets Can Be Purchased by the following…
Tickets can be purchased online at: CAPA
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