Latin Jazz/World music festival

Meet at NE corner of lawn
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra

Few figures tower over the modern history of Afro-Caribbean music like pianist, composer, and bandleader Eddie Palmieri, a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent born in Spanish Harlem, who’s reshaped the trajectory of salsa several times in a career spanning almost 60 years. After playing in the Tito Rodriguez Orchestra for a year in the late 50s he formed his first orchestra, La Perfecta, placing a groundbreaking frontline emphasis on trombones and violins (replacing the usual flute-and-violin sound of charanga), and becoming one of the best-loved Latin dance bands of the decade. He was also a standout pianist, having fully absorbed the idiosyncratic qualities of Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, and Bill Evans in his galvanizing solos. In 1970 he experimented with soul and funk with his Harlem River Drive project, and later won a Grammy in 1975, the first time the awards had recognized Latin music. Over the next couple of decades he vibrantly retooled his sound, bringing top-flight jazz soloist and experimenting with arrangements. About a decade ago he put together a new version of his old band, calling it La Perfecta II, a stunning, had-hitting combo with some of the best jazz improvisers in the biz, including long-time sidekicks Brian Lynch (trumpet) and Conrad Herwig (trombone).

Country of Origin/Based: New York/Puerto Rico

Genre: Salsa, Latin Jazz

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a great show!

    September 12, 2013

  • deborah g.

    Please remind me! There's no charge, is there?

    September 10, 2013

    • JIM

      no

      September 12, 2013

  • David R.

    Thanks Steve. I could not have said it better.

    September 11, 2013

  • covarrubias o.

    Thanks so much.

    September 11, 2013

  • Steve

    Octavio, I am not the host of this event. However, we are meeting in the north-east corner of the large lawn, directly behind the large steps, behind the permanent seats, near the concrete wall, facing the stage.

    Or facing north, looking at the stage, on the Lake side, front and right corner of the large lawn.

    Apologies to those who think these directions are overkill. They are not. The event hosts get these questions from new members at every concert.

    September 11, 2013

  • covarrubias o.

    I am recently new member, and Latino. is there somebody who knows where are the meeting? and What time? Thanks

    September 11, 2013

  • Viola B

    I am looking forward to attending meet ups with this group.

    September 11, 2013

  • Laura D.

    This is my first Meetup with y'all. Where are you meeting?? What time?

    September 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You must NOT have read the opening sentence...the NE corner of the lawn.

      September 7, 2013

    • Laura D.

      You're absolutely right! I saw the meet location just after I hit the send button! Thanks . . . underneath this gorgeous red hair, I'm really blonde! Trust me . . .

      September 7, 2013

  • David R.

    Great! What group? Please invite them to sit with us.

    September 4, 2013

  • Nel s.

    I've invited another Meetup group to possibly join us (or at least sit close to us). The more the merrier!

    September 4, 2013

  • David R.

    5:30 at NE corner of the lawn by the ramp.

    September 2, 2013

  • Alan Audrey Nicks - P.

    Where are we to meet up...at the same location at a specific time? Or are we just on our own...

    September 2, 2013

  • Lori B.

    We need to remember to always name the event host.
    Thanks!

    August 31, 2013

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