Hartt & Soul Productions Presents: Benefitting One World
Early Show : 6:00 PM
Late Show : 8:30 PM
Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with a complexity of jazz influences resulting in an unconventional style that would surprise critics and fans since he exploded onto the music scene in the 1970’s. Now Palmieri has won ten GRAMMY awards, including two for his influential recording with Tito Puente. He has received numerous honors: Eubie Blake Award (1991); Most Exciting Latin Performance, presented by the BBC in London (2002); Harlem Renaissance Award (2005); and The Library of Congress added Palmieri’s composition “Azucar Pa’ Ti” to the National Recording Registry, which at the time only included 300 compositions documenting the history of all of recorded music history in the U.S. He has also been awarded the coveted Jazz Master award by the National Endowment of the Arts and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.