Photo by Erik Valind


Eddie Palmieri

Feb. 9
6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Jazz, Latin

Nuyorican pianist, Latin jazz icon, and salsa pioneer Eddie Palmieri has had a long, prolific, career that’s featured restless innovation. His sizzling Afro-Caribbean rhythms have fueled cutting edge jazz influenced by masters like Monk and Tyner, the latter particularly in his percussive keyboard attack. Reprising a thrilling late summer performance with his bristling combo, Palmieri, 83, returns to the Dakota with two new recordings under his belt: Full Circle and Mi Luz Mayor feature dynamic, fresh new arrangements of Palmieri and Latin dance classics respectively.