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Thursday, June 24, 2021 · 6:30 & 8:30 PM

Pedrito Martinez

THE VIBE: Afro-Cuban rumba tradition / timba / funk / percussion

The JAI

Pedrito Martinez is a master percussionist. As a bandleader, he is an essential voice in the evolving tradition of Afro-Cuban music and jazz, and as a collaborator, he has recorded and performed with such artists as Paul Simon, Wynton Marsalis, Bruce Springsteen, Paquito D’Rivera, Sting, and super-group Nuevo Jazz Latino. Martinez’s group possesses a rare level of virtuosity, but it never gets in the way of their ability to get a room moving.

“Pedrito is a genius… working with him has been a revelation to me.”

 

– Wynton Marsalis

“The Pedrito Martinez Group is writing a new chapter in Cuban music history”

 

NPR All Things Considered

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Pedrito Martinez Group on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts

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