Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 8PM

A Tribute To Eddie Palmieri

Hip-shaking rhythms and explosive jams!

Nelson González, Puerto Rican virtuoso of the nine-stringed Cuban tres guitar, and a formidable lineup of Latin music heavyweights, pay tribute to legendary pianist, bandleader, and composer Eddie Palmieri. Maestro González’s many credits include the Fania All-Stars, Orchestra Harlow, Típica 73, Carlos “Patato” Valdés, Cachao, and a long partnership with Danny “La Voz de Puerto Rico” Rivera. Expect hip-shaking rhythms and explosive jams!  — Strictly limited seating, buy early!

Nelson González – tres
Nicky Marrero – timbales
George Delgado – congas
John “Dandy” Rodríguez – bongos
Steven Oquendo – trumpet
Steve Gluzband – trumpet
Jimmy Bosch – trombone
Frankie Vázquez – vocals
Joseph González – vocals
Nelson G. González Jr. – vocals
Yaisson Villamar – piano
José Santiago – bass

More About the Artist – Click to Open

Nelson González was born on May 30, 1948 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. In 1960, his family moved to Brooklyn. He became part of the Nuyorican music scene of the 1970s, making his debut recording in 1971 (Los Dinámicos). He then recorded with Orquesta Harlow, Típica Ideal and Grupo Folklórico y Experimental Nuevayorquino. He was a member of Típica 73 for four years before co-founding Los Kimbos in 1976 with other ex-members of Típica 73 (Adalberto Santiago, Orestes Vilató and Joe Mannozzi). The same year he recorded two albums with Carlos “Patato” Valdés in which he also acted as musical director and mixing engineer. In 1977 he performed in Cachao’s comeback album Dos.

In 1978 Los Kimbos split into two bands, The Nelson González Group and Los Nuevos Kimbos de Orestes Vilató, while Adalberto Santiago started his solo career. In 1979 he played in Fania All-Stars’ famous Habana Jam. In 1984 he launched a new project, Orquesta Revelación, with Joe Mannozzi, Papo Lucca and Louis García. In 1997 he released his first solo album, Son mundano. His second solo album, Pa’ los treseros, was released in 2001, and was nominated for the 2002 Latin Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Album.

Awards and honors

  • Best Salsa Band in Latin America (Típica 73; 1976)
  • Latin New York Magazine’s Best Tres Player of the Year (1978, 1979)
  • Performed in 5 Grammy Award winning albums:
    1. Mi tierra (Gloria Estefan; 1993)
    2. Master Sessions Vol I (Cachao; 1994)
    3. Master Sessions Vol II (Cachao; 1995)
    4. Alma Caribeña (Gloria Estefan; 2000)
    5. Masterpiece (Tito Puente & Eddie Palmieri; 2000)
Directions to Pregones in THE BRONX – Click to Open

575 Walton Avenue
(b/w 149 & 150 Streets)
The Bronx, NY 10451

Subway #2, 4, 5 to 149 Street & Grand Concourse
We’re just one short block away from the station!

For more information call us at 718-585-1202.

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March Is Music 2019

  • Location

    at Pregones in THE BRONX

  • Curated by

    Alvan Colón Lespier & Desmar Guevara

  • Featuring

    Nelson González & His All-Stars Band