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Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez

March 2, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$25 – $49

New Mexico Jazz Festival Event

Classical piano prodigy Alfredo Rodríguez and street percussionist Pedrito Martinez, two of Cuba’s most exciting and innovative artists, have joined forces to form the Cuban jazz supergroup, the Alfredo Rodríguez, and Pedrito Martinez Duo.

Both hailing from Havana, Rodríguez was born into a musical family, his father a popular singer and TV host. A child prodigy, he studied classical piano at the prestigious Conservatorio Amadeo Roldán and Instituto Superior de Arte while playing popular music in his father’s orchestra by night. While performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2006 he was discovered by his future mentor and producer, the legendary Quincy Jones.

Martinez honed his craft on the streets of Havana, learning the deeply rooted percussion and vocal style of Afro-Cuban folkloric and religious music. A master percussionist and vocalist, he arrived in the U.S. in 1998, and was soon awarded First Place at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Afro-Latin Hand Drum Competition.

He later appeared in the documentary film Calle 54. Martinez cofounded a Latin fusion group, Yerba Buena, with which he toured extensively and recorded several successful albums. Martinez has performed or recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Angélique Kidjo, Chucho Valdés, and James Taylor.

Their first collaborative album, Duologue, released in February 2019 and produced by Quincy Jones, finds the pair exploring a range of moods and influences, from Cuban classics to collaborative original compositions to a number of unexpected favorites, like a version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and their joyous take on the theme from the classic video game “Super Mario Bros. 3.” More traditional is their bristling rendition of the Cuban classic, “El Punto Cubano.”

Details

Date:
March 2, 2023
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$25 – $49
Event Category:
Website:
https://lensic.org/events/alfredo-pedrito/

Venue

Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
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Phone:
505-988-1234
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Organizer

Lensic Performing Arts Center
Phone:
5059881234
Email:
info@lensic.org
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Other

State
New Mexico
City
Santa Fe
Contact Email (for internal use only, and questions about your submission)
info@lensic.org

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