EDDIE PALMIERI LATIN JAZZ SEPTET*
A Jazz @ The Jacobs Concert
Eddie Palmieri, piano
Jonathan Powell, trumpet
Louis Fouche, alto saxophone
Luques Curtis, bass
Vicente "Little Johnny" Rivero, congas
Camilo Molina, timbales
Nicky Marrero, bongos, timbalitos
Winner of ten Grammy® awards (including the first-ever Grammy® for Best Latin Recording), Eddie Palmieri is a living legend and innovator who in the 1970s dared to combine elements of salsa, funk and soul with a Latin jazz heritage absorbed from early collaborators Tito Rodríguez, Carl Tjader and his own beloved brother, Charlie Palmieri. Founder of the bands La Perfecta, La Perfecta II and Harlem River Drive, Palmieri recently received the coveted Jazz Master award from the National Endowment of the Arts and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
“And I’m still alive and still loving what I do. Let me put it this way. If you don’t love what you’re doing, you have no business doing it!" - Eddie Palmieri, from a recent, wide ranging interview published by the San Diego Union-Tribune.
*San Diego Symphony does not appear as part of this program. Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability are subject to change.
Eddie Palmieri performed a delightful "Tiny Desk Concert" on NPR in 2016:
The Jazz @ The Jacobs Series is sponsored by Doctor Bob and Mao Shillman.