Pedrito Martinez, the Sound of Cuba
September 3, 2022 @ 9:15 pm - 10:45 pm
One event on September 2, 2022 at 8:15 pm
One event on September 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm
One event on September 3, 2022 at 9:15 pm
“The Pedrito Martinez Group is writing a new chapter in Cuban music history” – NPR All Things Considered.
Havana-born Latin Jazz superstar, percussionist Pedrito Martinez delivers the vibrant Afro-Cuban sounds to the JAZZ ROOM Stage along with his powerhouse ensemble, performing his captivating traditional and high-energy dance worthy grooves. Martinez has performed or recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Angelique Kidjo, Chucho Valdés and James Taylor.
Founding member of the highly successful Yerba Buena, Pedrito formed Pedrito Martinez Group in 2005. He is considered the world’s first-call rumbero. Discover more on Pedrito Martinez at his website.
Manuel “Manny” Marquez – percussion
Manuel Orza – bassist
The JAZZ ROOM provides a casual and intimate setting with tables and a full bar, reminiscent of the classic jazz rooms of yesteryear.
Note on COVID Policies:
As an affiliate organization of Blumenthal Performing Arts, JazzArts Charlotte will be following BPA COVID-19 venue policies and safety guidelines throughout the season. See details.
Note on Parking:
Parking passes are available for the Bank of America Parking Garage. Parking prices, with pass, is not $10.
A special thank you to Season 16 JAZZ ROOM sponsor Bank of America.
Support for the JAZZ ROOM provided, in part, by: Infusion Fund, Knight Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation, Arts & Science Council, North Carolina Arts Council, and O’s Place Jazz.
Each of you help bring jazz alive in Charlotte.
Photos by Danny Clinch, Pedrito Martinez, and Brenda Kenneally.