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SATURDAY, May 5th at 9 PM

CONTACT:  Kathie Bodily  [631] 549-9666
PHONE:  [631] 549-ARTS

TICKETS:  $35.00 General Public 
/ $26.50
IMAC Members

On 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.  

Eddie 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 context.  No purist, Palmieri has also shown a welcome willingness to experiment with fusions of Latin and non-Latin music.

Eddie Palmieri started playing at the age of eight and studied classical piano while also playing drums.  

He 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 notice.  Around the mid- 1960's, he began formal studies of arranging, and the Monk 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.

Tickets for 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.

The 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 Bank.

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