Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri.
A 10-time Grammy winner, NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Jazzmaster, Palmieri is known for his unconventional and innovative sound that mixes American jazz with Afro-Caribbean rhythms that encompasses elements of salsa, funk, soul, and jazz.
“Over his renowned career, Eddie Palmieri has evolved from rebel Mambo King to wise sage of salsa.” —Miami Herald
“Palmieri has been making the world dance since he started playing music...” —Miami Herald
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