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Eddie Palmieri to Celebrate 80th Birthday With Concert

Scheduled for Dec. 15

Eddie Palmieri, 1960s (Photo courtesy of Eddie Palmieri)

On Dec. 15, pianist and NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri will celebrate his 80th birthday with a concert at New York’s 92Y, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and will feature Palmieri’s octet.

Palmieri, who was born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, “created a new sound by fusing the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of American jazz,” according to a press release. He has won 10 Grammy Awards, including one for his album The Sun of Latin Music, which received the first-ever Grammy for Best Latin Recording in 1975.

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