SALSA SUMMIT brings together the dynamic musical forces of legendary pianist Eddie Palmieri, the amazing percussion dynasty of the Pete Escovedo Orchestra featuring his son Juan Escovedo and daughter, Sheila E.
Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. With a discography that includes 36 titles, Palmieri has been awarded 10 Grammy Awards! He received his first Grammy Award in 1975 for his release The Sun of Latin Music, a groundbreaking accomplishment as it was the first time Latin Music was recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS).
A restless, yet instinctive artist, Eddie Palmieri embraces the future of his music by unapologetically blazing a distinctive musical path to the delight of fans across the globe. He has one of the most actively touring Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras to date, tours of which have taken him to Europe, Asia, Latin America, North Africa and throughout the Caribbean. A true powerhouse of brilliance, known for his astute arranging skills and historic compositions, Palmieri has shown that time is infinite with respect to his repertoire as he continues to thrill audiences throughout the world with his legendary style