CongaDr+ Tony's Conga Adventures: Eddie Palmieri in Oakland Nov 20th and 21st.

Friday, November 7, 2008

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Eddie Palmieri in Oakland Nov 20th and 21st.

7th Annual San Francisco Salsa Congress Featuring Eddie Palmieri!!

Thursday, Nov 20 7:00p to Friday, Nov 21 2:00a

Greetings to Latin dance and music lovers from around the globe!!

Join PB&G for the premiere Salsa event of the year, featuring 4 days of world-class Salsa performance, competition, music artists, DJs, instructors & more!!

gee, this guy loves the !!!!!! , this should be a great show for dancers, as i understand the competition will be quite... well.... competitive.

Maestro Palmieri is performing at Yoshi's for new years as well. Tics go fast on this gig, as we all know.

from the Yoshi's SF site:

Eddie Palmieri & La Perfecta II
  • Dec 26, 2008 - Dec 31, 2008
  • Friday 8pm & 10pm $30
    Saturday 8pm & 10pm $30
    Sunday 2pm Matinee: $5 Kids/ $18 Adults with Kids / $30 General
    Sunday 7pm $30
    Monday 8pm & 10pm $30
    Tuesday 8pm & 10pm $30
    Wedesday NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION $100

Yoshis SF jazz club and restaurant

Seven-time Grammy Award winning Eddie Palmieri's musical career spans 50 years as a bandleader of salsa and Latin jazz orchestras. As one of the foremost Latin jazz pianists of the last half of the 20th century, his ability to fuse the rhythms of his Puerto Rican heritage with the jazz influences of Thelonious Monk and McCoy Tyner made him an immediate hit when he played New York's Palladium Ballroom in the 1950s and '60s. He has continued to roll on with stylistic innovations over the years, creating classic Tico albums and later mixing salsa with R&B, pop, rock, Spanish vocals and more jazz improvisation. Now 68, Palmieri who in 2005 celebrates an amazing 50-year career as a professional musician simply revolutionized the sound of Latin music, an accomplishment that alone would ensure his place in the music pantheon. No purist, he has also shown a welcome willingness to experiment with fusions of Latin and non-Latin music.

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