Arturo Sandoval and Pedrito Martínez 

Berklee Performance Center

Two generations of brilliant Cuban musicians come together when Arturo Sandoval and Pedrito Martínez share a double bill at Berklee Performance Center!  

Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is an undisputed legend: a protégé of Dizzy Gillespie, who helped him defect from Cuba, he helped redefine the sound of Cuban jazz as a founding member of Irakere. He’s a classically trained trumpeter who has appeared with symphony orchestras, and premiered John Williams’ Trumpet Concerto,  

Percussionist Pedrito Martínez, born in Havana, grew up surrounded by rumba music, and became a specialist in rumba and Afro-Cuban percussion, notably the batá, the ritual drum of the Santería religion. He brings his folkloric music to partnerships with musicians from around the world, among them Wynton Marsalis, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Palmieri, and Paquito D’Rivera.  

Who's who in the bands

(in order of performance)

Pedrito Martínez percussion and lead vocals Manny Marquez percussion and background vodals Ahmed Alom keyboard and background vocals Sebastian Natal electric bass and backround vocals 
Xito Lovell trombone and background vocals    

Arturo Sandoval trumpet Maxwell Haymer piano William Brahm guitar Daniel Feldman percussion 
Luca Alemanno bass
JP Faudez drums
Michael Tucker saxophone

“The Pedrito Martinez Group is the real thing. They had the club JUMPING! It made me feel like a teenager! ”

Quincy Jones

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