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Pedrito Martinez is the world’s first-call Cuban rumbero

Pedrito Martinez is a Grammy-nominated Cuban percussionist and singer who is the world’s first-call rumbero. When you want a Cuban party, a real Cuban party with drumming, singing, dancing, and our ancestors, you call Pedrito. He is a real force of nature and something you should experience at least once in your New York life.


Pedrito Martinez is Rumba

Pedrito Martinez Group at PASIC in 2016
Pedrito was born in Havana, Cuba September 12, 1973. He began singing and drumming as a child. Pedrito came to New York City in 1998. Since then, he has played with a pantheon of Latin, Jazz, and Pop stars, was a co-founder of Grammy-nominated Latin fusion band Yerba Buena, and played in several movies including the seminal Latin Jazz film “Calle 54.”

A Cuban party can be just for fun, or it can be a more serious spiritual moment. Pedrito can take you both places.

The Pedrito Martinez Group turned a house gig at a Cuban restaurant in Manhattan into a regular stop for the pop music royalty from around the world.

The band’s first self-titled album was widely recognized and nominated for a “Best Latin Jazz Album” Grammy.

The Pedrito Martinez Group released their second album Habana Dreams (Motema Music) in the Spring of 2016.


Pedrito Martinez in NYC 2017 – 2018

November 2017

Pedrito joins the all-star ensemble Nuevo Jazz Latino in The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center Friday-Saturday, November 3-4, 2017.

December 2017

The Group plays Lucille’s in the B. B. King Blues Club in Midtown, Manhattan on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 8 pm.

January 2018

The Group plays B.B. King Blues Club in Midtown, Manhattan Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 8 pm. $15

Pedrito plays a duo with Cuban Jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Thursday – Friday, January 11 – 12, 2018 at 7:30 & 9:30 pm.

The Group plays Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Saturday – Sunday, January 13 – 14, 2018 at 7:30 & 9:30 pm.

February 2018

The Group plays B.B. King Blues Club in Midtown, Manhattan Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8 pm. $15


Pedrito Martinez in NYC 2016 – 2017

Pedrito was Subrosa’s artist-in-residence until the nightclub closed to look for a new space in May 2017.

Pedrito joins Carlos Henriquez for “The Latin Side of Dizzy” in the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 27-28, 2017 with shows at 7 & 9:30 pm

Pedrito joins Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez at the Jazz Standard February 9-10, 2017.

Pedrito plays a free concert at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on February 24, 2017.


Pedrito Martinez in NYC 2015 – 2016

The Pedrito Martinez Group played Carnegie Hall on Friday, February 19, 2016. It was an amazing show. Pedrito invited people to dance with him on stage. Security didn’t like it, but dancing on stage at Carnegie Hall was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Liner Notes

Salsa singer Isaac Delgado (from NG La Banda) joined the band for the “Habana Dreams” pre-release concert at Symphony Space on May 8, 2016.


For more information, visit www.pedritomartinezmusic.com

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