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Edy Martinez Quintet$15
Edy Martinez Quintet at Terraza 7 on Friday, November 29th, 2019 at 9:30 pm.
$15 cover charge for mezzanine. FREE admission for CHILDREN 12 and under.
Talented Latin jazz performer Eddy Martínez was captivated by music at a young age. While studying at Colombia’s National University, the artist started to get involved in jazz, even though his first song was a cha-cha performed by singer Yolima Pérez. After settling down in New York, Martínez began an impressive career as musician and producer, recording and playing along with Ray Barreto, Eddie Palmieri, Larry Harlow, and Tito Puente, participating in the Last Tango in Paris’ soundtrack, forming Conjunto Libre, and touring America and Europe with Irazú and Conexión Latina and inspiring artists such as Jerry González and Paquito de Rivera. Eddy Martínez achieved three Grammy Awards and a nomination to the Diners Talent Awards in 1992. – www.allmusic.com –
Edy Martínez is a humble musician who loves to help other artists create their own magic. Behind the greatest of legends, there will always be brilliant people working together around the love for music, and Mr. Martínez is one of those passionate people. His passion for composition and arrangement art goes farther than being the leading protagonist or being noticed on an album cover or in the credit list.
His talent has been translated as a pianist, arranger, and director on more than 100 albums of jazz, salsa, and Latin jazz. Many of his arrangements have been nominated for Grammy Awards. As a musical director, he has accompanied musical icons like Ray Barreto, Gato Barbieri, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaría and Dizzy Gillespie. As a pianist, he has played with almost all the legends and icons of the salsa and Latin jazz world including Rubén Blades, Jerry Gonzalez, Celia Cruz, Alfredito de la Fé, Paquito de Rivera and many others. His story from the beginning has been exciting and full of amazing challenges and magical experiences. Here we go. – www.latinjazznet.com –
Special thanks to Sergio Martinez for his support for the realization of this event.- Freddy Castiblanco-