Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Sextet, Eddie at 80 6/2/18

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Sextet, Eddie at 80
Saturday, 06/02/2018 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Olympia Theater
174 E. Flagler Street, Miami,
Miami, Florida 33131
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Cost: $37 to $57

While jazz, and especially Latin jazz, are still growing and evolving musical genres, they have also both been around long enough that there are some giants of these sounds who still walk among us, true living legends. Eddie Palmieri is one of these, a bandleader, arranger and composer who has been named by the National Endowment for the Arts as an official “Jazz Master.” And lucky for Miami, he is bringing his sextet with him, as part of his 80th birthday year tour, to downtown’s own icon, the Olympia Theater, on Saturday, June 2, for a blowout musical event, in partnership with The Rhythm Foundation. This is a celebration of Palmieri’s continuing creativity and the release of his newest album, Sabiduría. His music has won multiple awards, including ten Grammys, his NEA “Jazz Master” honor, a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and many others. He has worked with a who’s who in Latin and jazz music, including Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri, to name just a few. Tickets $37 to $57, at OlympiaTheater.org or (305) 374- 2444.

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