On September 17 at 8:00 PM, DACAMERA presents a free performance by Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Martinez was named the Percussionist of the Year for 2021 by the Jazz Journalists Association.

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. Martinez’s most recent recording is Acerjitos (Riddles) and features collaborations with guitarist Eric Clapton and saxophonist Kenny Garrett.

The performance by Pedrito Martinez Group is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Check Miller Outdoor Theatre’s web site for current reservation/seating guidelines.

DACAMERA Houston SUMMERJAZZ pass holders and 21/22 season subscribers are eligible for assigned seating under the canopy. Subscribers will be invited to request tickets in early September.

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