Houston SUMMERJAZZ: Pedrito Martinez Group

Houston SUMMERJAZZ: August 19 and 20: Second annual summer festival – It’s not too late to get a pass for all 3 concerts and save!

After a thrilling show last fall at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Pedrito Martinez – nominated for a Latin Grammy for his most recent recording Acertijos — returns for what is sure to be an equally exciting SUMMERJAZZ appearance.

Cuban-born and New York-based Pedrito Martinez is a master percussionist and an irrepressible bandleader who has recorded or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Paquito D’Rivera, Bruce Springsteen and Sting. Pedrito’s Habana Dreams was the #1 Latin Jazz Album in NPR’s Top Jazz Albums of the year and was one of the Boston Globe’s picks for best World Music Album. Pedrito Martinez’s group possesses a rare level of virtuosity, but it never gets in the way of their ability to get a room moving.

“Latin pop, propulsive dance vamps and adventurous jazz were all part of the spectrum for the Pedrito Martinez Group.” — The New York Times

“The Pedrito Martinez Group is writing a new chapter in Cuban music history” – NPR