Pedrito Martinez Group

Pedrito Martinez Group

“… Africa-to-the-New World funk.” – The New York Times Cuban native Pedrito Martinez has been performing as a conguero and singer since he was eleven-years-old. The 2015 Grammy nominee has established himself among the musical elite, gigging with Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Lovano, and pop star Sting, and touring with the high-energy Afro-Beat group Yerba Buena. With his own band, Martinez’s compositions draw heavily on the Afro-Cuban tradition of rumba and guaguanco. He is assisted by Jhair Sala (bongo, cowbell and vocals), Alvarado Benavides (electric bass and vocals), and Edgar Pantoja-Aleman (keyboards and vocals). The New York Times describes Martinez as, “… an incomparable performer.” $25/Advance $30/Door (admission tax and service charge additional) Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Kuumbwa Kats...
The Pedrito Martinez Group

The Pedrito Martinez Group

$25/Adv $28/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Erik’s DeliCafé“… an incomparable performer.”  –New York Times Cuban vocalist and percussionist Pedrito Martinez has been performing onstage since he was eleven-years-old, and it shows through his high-energy concerts. Now based in New York City, Martinez has established himself among the musical elite, gigging with Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Lovano, Sting and touring with the Afro-Beat group Yerba Buena.  As The New Yorker put it, “if anyone can move Afro-Cuban music into greater visibility, it’s Martinez.”  His group features fellow percussionist Jhair Sala, bassist Alvarado Benavides, and keyboardist/singer Ariacne Trujillo....
The Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo

The Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo

Monday, June 17, 7:00 PM The Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo $22/Adv  $25/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Plazita Medical Clinic “… an incomparable performer.”  – The New York Times Pedrito Martinez, a native of Cuba, has been performing as a percussionist and singer since he was eleven-years-old. Now based in New York City, Martinez has established himself among the musical elite, gigging with Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Lovano, pop star Sting, and touring with the high-energy Afro-Beat group Yerba Buena. As the leader of his own band, Martinez’s compositions draw heavily on the Afro-Cuban tradition of rumba and guaguanco. He’s ably assisted by Jhair Sala on percussionm, Alvarado Benavides on electric bass, with Ariacne Trujillo on keyboards and vocals. The New York Times describes the music as “complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New World funk… he’s an incomparable performer.”...