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Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez
Sun Valley Center for the Arts
Both Grammy-nominated artists, pianist Alfredo Rodríguez and percussionist Pedrito Martinez are best known for their individual work, but began working together on Alfredo’s 2012 album Invasion Parade. Since that initial recording session, these Cuban jazz musicians have occasionally performed together as a duo, leaving audiences mesmerized by their fearless and virtuosic playing. Each artist brings a different approach to the collaboration. A protégé of Quincy Jones, Alfredo was schooled in the rigorous classical conservatories of Havana. His artistry is informed as much by Bach and Stravinsky as it is by his Afro Cuban and jazz roots. Pedrito’s musical training came from the streets of the Cayo Hueso neighborhood of Old Havana. He has performed with Sting, Paul Simon and Wynton Marsalis. Together these two master musicians will take the audience to a level of jazz the likes of which has never been seen in Sun Valley.