LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents
A Sizzling Evening of Salsa!
Eddie Palmieri & Friends
Also Appearing: Del Caribe Latin Jazz All Stars
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts continues its 36th Season with a sizzling evening featuring salsa legend and nine-time Grammy ® Award winner EDDIE PALMIERI and his SALSA ORCHESTRA on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 7:30pm. Also appearing: DEL CARIBE LATIN JAZZ ALL STARS, led by master arranger and composer EMILIO MORALES, musical director NELSON GONZALEZ with musicians JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ, RUBEN RODRIGUEZ, BOBBY ALLENDE, RICARDO PONS, MARC QUIÑONES, and NICKY MARRERO. Produced by Lehman Center and Robert Sancho.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468. Tickets for EDDIE PALMIERI & FRIENDS on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at 7:30pm are $60, $55, and$50 and can be purchased by calling the Lehman Center box office at 718-960-8833 (Monday
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. The honorary Doctor of Music from Berklee College of Music has been awarded nine Grammy Awards. His recordings have become classics with such hits as “Muñeca,” “Vamonos Pa’l Monte,”“Puerto Rico,” and “Azucar Pa’ Ti” which has been included in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.Born in Spanish Harlem, he started piano studies at an early age and began his career as a pianist in the ‘50s with Eddie Forrester’s Orchestra. He spent a year with Tito Rodriguez before forming the legendary Conjunto La Perfecta in 1961. With an infectous sound, Palmieri’s band soon joined the ranks of Machito, Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez and other leading orchestras of the day. His discography includes over 36 titles, of which nine have received Grammy Awards, including Best Latin Album forThe Sun of Latin Music (1975), Unfinished Masterpiece (1976), Palo Pa’ Rumba (1984), Solito (
DEL CARIBE LATIN JAZZ ALL STARS, led by master arranger, composer and pianist Emilio Morales, features musical director and tres guitarist Nelson González with musicians Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez (bongos, percussion), Ruben Rodriguez (bass), Bobby Allende (percussion), Ricardo Pons (saxophone, flute), Marc Quiñones (congas) and Nicky Marrero (timbales, percussion). The band will be playing Emilio’s musical arrangements.
EMILIO MORALES is a master pianist who graduated in 1977 from The School of Music at the National Schools of the Arts in Havana, Cuba where he is currently a professor. He has performed world-wide, has worked with the Buena Vista Social Club Project and Café Vista Alegre Cuban Project (directed by the famous tres guitar player Pancho Amat) and frequently accompanies Grammy Award-
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. The 2016-2017 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding is provided by Con Edison, the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, the Rudin Foundation, the Hyde and Watson Foundation, and the friends of Lehman Center.