Eddie Palmieri

After a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus, the 43rd annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, presented by KeyBank, returns to Playhouse Square June 23-25.

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner and his older brother, Charlie. Palmieri’s professional career took off in the early 1950s with popular orchestras led by Eddie Forrester, Johnny Segui, Tito Rodriguez and others.

In 1961, Palmieri formed his own band, La Perfecta, which featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the customary trumpets. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. More recently, Palmieri received the coveted Jazz Masters award from the National Endowment for the Arts — the highest honor bestowed upon American jazz artists.

Single tickets on sale now!

Saturday, June 25 at 6:15pm

Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square
1511 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

Event Type

Arts & Entertainment, Music, JazzFest, JazzFest Lineup

Target Audience

General Public

Tags

Tri-C Jazzfest

Website

http://www.tri-cjazzfest.com

Cost

$25.00 - $50.00

Hashtag

#TriCJazzFest

Contact Information

JazzFest@tri-c.edu

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