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San Jose Fest: Pedrito Martinez

August 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

| $20 - $140

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Percussionist Pedrito Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1973. After settling in New York City in the fall of 1998, he soon became the talk of the town, winning the Thelonius Monk Award for Afro-Latin Hand Percussion in 2000.

Martinez has recorded or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting. He has contributed to over 50 albums as a percussionist and vocalist.

His career as a bandleader began in 2005, when he formed the Pedrito Martinez Group (PMG) in New York. The group’s Grammy-nominated debut was released in late 2013 and was chosen among the best albums of the year by NPR and The Boston Globe. Habana Dreams, PMG’s second album, was released in June 2016. The album was named #1 Latin Jazz Album in NPR’s Jazz Critics Top Jazz Albums for 2016 and included among the Boston Globe’s World Music Albums for 2016.


August 12, 2017
3:00 pm
$20 - $140
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Downtown San Jose
Plaza da César Chavez & surrounding area, San Jose, CA United States