Michel Camilo

Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/19/2019 - 18:51

During Hispanic Heritage Month #CityImages will continue to recognize Latinos who made their name through activism, writing, performance, art and by influencing and representing the people they serve.

If you are in the NYC area, here's a chance to watch and listen to a Dominican pianist and musical artist at Lehman Center for the Arts this weekend, with none other than the legendary pianist Eddie Palmieri.

Eddie Palmieri is a nine-time Grammy award-winning legend in Salsa. Palmieri has released dozens of records on various labels, including what is now considered groundbreaking albums that include 1962's La Perfecta, 1969's Justicia Sun of Latin Music (1974), and 1987's The Truth: La Verdad. Formerly the bandleader and founder of the bands La Perfecta, La Perfecta II, and Harlem River Drive, Eddie Palmieri is always dazzling audiences with his exciting concerts.
Eddie Palmieri: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Michel Camilo was born in Santo Domingo and studied for 13 years at the National Conservatory earning a degree of Professorship in Music and at the age of 16 became the youngest member of the National Symphony Orchestra. He moved to New York in 1979 to continue his studies at Mannes and Juilliard School of Music. Since his 1985 Carnegie Hall
debut, he has become a prominent figure performing regularly at festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Asia, Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean.………

Camilo's extensive discography has been recognized with a Grammy award, an Emmy award, four Latin Grammy awards, four Grammy award nominations and two Premios de la Música (Spain).
He has recorded in Solo, Duo, Trio, Sextet, Big Band and with Symphony Orchestras, as well as film soundtracks. He moves with ease between the worlds of Jazz, Latin and Classical music.………………

Camilo has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Paquito D’Rivera, George Benson, Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, Tomatito, Mongo Santamaria, Joe Lovano, Arturo Sandoval, Juan Luis Guerra, Chucho Valdés, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Cachao, Hiromi, David Sánchez, Jon Faddis, George Wein, Jaco Pastorius, Gloria Estefan, Dr. Billy Taylor, Celia Cruz, Tania Maria, Katia & Marielle Labèque, Airto & Flora Purim, Anthony Jackson, Dave Weckl, Michel Petrucciani, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Giovanni Hidalgo, Toots Thielemans, Patato, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Roby Lakatos, and Esperanza Spalding, among many others.