Eddie Palmieri

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Birthday
15, 1936
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
15, 1936 (age 81)
Birthplace
New York

About

Award-winning musician who became known for mixing Latin rhythms with jazz piano and instrumental solos.

Before Fame

He was 11 when he first performed at Carnegie Hall.

Trivia

He won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording in 1974 for The Sun of Latin Music, becoming the first Latin musician to do so.

Family Life

His brother was salsa-music specialist Charlie Palmieri. They would enter talent contests together when they were lads.

Associated With

He was heavily influenced by McCoy Tyner and Thelonious Monk.