Eddie Palmieri is an acclaimed pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythms of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri. Throughout a 60-year career, Palmieri has innovated and popularized the Latin Jazz Funk Fusion style. In addition to winning eight Grammy Awards, Palmieri is an NEA Jazz Master. Come down to see the Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band playing some of his favorite dance tunes!
“A living legend and cultural treasure” –ASSOCIATED PRESS
A Faircloth Jazz Series Performance