With a career that began playing $1 per month gigs at clubs in Havana, Cuba, Grammy-nominee Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez has risen with meteoric verve to prominence as a world-class percussionist and bandleader. He heads the Pedrito Martinez Group, a collection of expert musicians who experiment with the boundaries of Afro-Cuban rumba and latin jazz traditions. They join us at Town Hall just in time to celebrate the re-opening of our historic building with a concert featuring their signature elated percussion and energetic vocals. Join The Pedrito Martinez Group as they continue their worldwide march to “[write] a new chapter in Cuban music history” (NPR, All Things Considered).
The Pedrito Martinez Group is a powerhouse arrangement of performers steeped in Afro-Cuban musical traditions, featuring: Pedrito’s longtime collaborator Jhair Sala (an expert drummer in his own right); pianist, trumpeter, and composer Edgar Pantoja-Aleman; and pianist, percussionist, and multi-instrumentalist Sebastian Natal Nuñez.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle as part of the Arts & Culture series.