The Inside Latin Jazz series, continues to offer fascinating and penetrating onstage interviews with leading Latin Jazz artists. Moderated by flute soloist and Professor at Whittier College, Danilo Lozano, this is something every lover of music will not want to miss.
Latin Jazz With No Prerequisites
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Instructors: Danilo Lozano & “Pedrito” Martínez
Latin Jazz 201 – Cuban music with Pedrito Martínez
The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts
Whittier College – 6760 Painter Ave, Whittier CA 90601
Thanks to the generous support of the BCM Foundation, tickets to the Inside Latin Jazz series are FREE. However, they are only available starting two weeks prior to each event, and are Will Call only for phone orders and Print At Home only for internet orders. There is a limit of 4 tickets per person.
In this “class” with professor Danilo Lozano and Pedrito Martinez and his band, you will learn about Cuban music from one of the best. This is a class not to be missed!
Pedrito Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, Sept 12, 1973. Having settled in New York City in the fall of 1998, by 2000, he had been awarded the Thelonius Monk Award for Afro-Latin Hand Percussion. Pedrito has recorded or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting, and has contributed as a percussionist and vocalist to over 50 albums. Pedrito’s career as a leader began in 2005 with the formation in NYC of The Pedrito Martinez Group. The group’s Grammy-nominated first album was released October, 2013 and was chosen among NPR’s Favorite Albums of 2013 and The Boston Globe Critics Top Ten Albums of 2013. Habana Dreams, PMG’s second album, was released in June 2016. Accolades for Habana Dreams include #1 Latin Jazz Album in NPR’s Jazz Critics Top Jazz Albums for 2016 and being named among Boston Globe World Music Albums for 2016.