The Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts (BSPA) is proud to present its 16th ANNUAL BROWNSVILLE LATIN JAZZ FESTIVAL, to be held this coming October 11-14, 2012 in various locations in Brownsville, Texas...
Dedicated to his wife, Iraida Palmieri, this long-awaited DVD (due to some technical issues its release was delayed a few years) serves two purposes. It celebrates 50 years of Eddie Palmieri's prolific musical career (one of the most influential and acclaimed in Latin music). 50 years since Mr. Palmieri started to perform as a pianist, and 50 years since he formed his first band, Conjunto La Perfecta. Innovative, respected and adored by fans and peers alike [...]
Eddie Palmieri is one of the most exciting and renowned Latin pianists and leader of both Latin Jazz and Salsa Orchestras. He will be releasing his first official DVD on Tuesday, August 16th, entitled "Eddie Palmieri 50th Year Anniversary DVD." The DVD captures a unique live performance filmed at the Bushnell Memorial Theater in Hartford, CT. [...]
It was in 1965 that I wrote this in the liner notes of my album, “Azucar Pa’ Ti,” which was one of my most defining compositions in the genre of Latin Jazz. Latin Jazz, originally known as the Instrumental Mambo, happens to be one of the most unique Latin musical forms as it speaks directly to the melding of the African American culture with both the Cuban and Puerto Rican cultures in New York, during a time where we weren’t even allowed to work downtown [...]
Photographer Carlos Haddock has been documenting the culture and music of New York and Puerto Rico for nearly three decades. His photographs have been exhibited at the Manners of Fine Art Gallery in New York and the Bienal de Fotografia in Puerto Rico. In addition, he was awarded a trophy by The Association of Photojournalists in Puerto Rico for his photographs of Festival de Jueyes, Maunabo (2002) [...]
La Perfecta 2 is the reincarnation of Conjunto La Perfecta, which came to be known as La Perfecta and whose over arching mission was “to destroy the dancer’s.” The band reigned supreme from 1961 to 1968 and was notorious for its trademark duo trombone sound and killer rhythm section. La Perfecta is one of the most influential and imitated bands in the history of Latin music [...]
Overall, no "one-hit" album could ever come close to the total album concept we achieved with "Sun Of Latin Music". So here was little Coco Records, with Eddie Palmieri and the greatest salsa band of the moment, with producer Harvey Averne at the helm, winning the first Grammy ever given in the "latin music" category [...]