5th at 9 PM
Bodily  549-9666
TICKETS: $35.00 General Public
/ $26.50 IMAC
Saturday, May 5th at 9 PM, the Inter-Media Art Center in
Huntington, Long Island will host a concert with Latin
jazz pianists EDDIE PALMIERI.
Palmieri is one of the foremost Latin jazz pianists of the
last half of the century, blessed with a technique that fuses
such ubiquitous jazz influences as the styles of Herbie
Hancock, Thelonious Monk, and McCoy Tyner into a Latin
purist, Palmieri has also shown a welcome willingness to
experiment with fusions of Latin and non-Latin music.
Palmieri started playing at the age of eight and studied
classical piano while also playing drums.
made his professional debut with Johnny Sequi's orchestra in
1955 and eventually joined Tito Rodriguez's popular band in
the late 50's. In
1961, Palmieri formed his highly influential band La Perfecta,
whose flute and twin- or triple-trombone front line made
American jazz musicians like Herbie Mann sit up and take
the mid- 1960's, he began formal studies of arranging, and the
influence became more pronounced in his piano work.
In the 70's, Palmieri started to mix salsa with
R&B, pop, rock, Spanish vocals and jazz improvisation.
In the 90's and beyond, Palmieri remains an influential
figure in the jazz and Latin music communities, recording the
jazz-oriented album Palmas as
well as a series of albums for the RMM label.
this performance are $35.00 general public ($26.50 for IMAC
Members) and can be obtained by calling IMAC's 24-hour
Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased
at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesdays to Fridays, and
after 2PM on the day of the show. For further information
on this or other IMAC programs, call IMAC's business
office at (631) 549-9666.
Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and
Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are
supported in part by public funds from the New York State
Council on the Arts, a state agency and the Suffolk County
Office of Cultural Affairs, as well as by the Members of IMAC.
IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Olivia and
Harlan Fischer, Branch Financial Services, Inc. and Fleet