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Festival Season Kick-Off: Tribute to Charlie Palmieri by The Uprising All-Stars
As the definitive salsa trombonist of his generation, Jimmy Bosch is the ideal player to serve as the music director for this tribute to Charlie Palmieri, the innovative bandleader known as the Giant of the Keyboards. The older brother of Latin music legend Eddie Palmieri, Charlie was a progressive force on the New York Latin music scene from the moment he joined Tito Puente’s band at the Copacabana in 1947 until his death at the age of 60 in 1988. Featuring the Uprising All-Stars, the production combines New York’s finest purveyors of Latin dance music with world-class Bay Area talent, including trombonist Doug Beavers, conguero Little Johnny Rivero, and Santana bongo master Karl Perazzo. New York heavyweight Arturo Ortiz, who’s collaborated widely with Latin music giants like Rubén Blades, and Marc Anthony, is the ideal cat for the piano chair.
A short electrifying set by DJ José Ruiz (KPFA/KPOO) opens the program.