2022 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

Pedrito Martinez

Flynn Space

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Pedrito Martinez was raised in the Cayo Hueso neighborhood of Havana with a foundation in rumba and Afro-Cuban Yoruba traditions. Since settling in New York City in 1998, he has recorded four albums as a solo artist, including Grammy-nominated Habana Dreams; has recorded or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Paquito D’Rivera, Chucho Valdez, Bruce Springsteen, and Ruben Blades; and continues to lead his own quintet “[that] is writing a new chapter in Cuban music history”  (NPR Music)

Pedrito Martinez "is a source of rhythmic delight and inspiration… an incomparable performer… he is as close as traditional Afro-Cuban music has to a superstar" (The New York Times).

A source of rhythmic delight and inspiration… an incomparable performer.

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