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Eddie Palmieri at the Kennedy Center

Date: 
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 6:00pm

“Looking dapper in a gray suit and a red tie that would finish the set draped loosely around his neck,” writes The Washington Post, “Palmieri took his seat at the piano and alighted on a delicate arpeggio. A slow smile crept across the 76-year-old’s face as lyrical phrases evolved into blues riffs, which then gave way to staccato splashes .. [He] even stood up to give the audience an endearing peek at his salsa dancing skills.”

The 2013 NEA Jazz Master told his DC audience, “If there’s an iota of wisdom that I have, it’s that I don’t think my music might excite you; I know it will.”

Review by Jess Righthand

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