Pedrito Martinez

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Pedrito Martinez
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:30 PM
Cafe Wha, New York, NY
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All tickets are seated and assigned by host upon arrival. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, some larger tables are reserved for larger groups, as guests from different groups cannot be seated together. If you are coming with a group, we recommend purchasing tickets in one purchase and arriving together to ensure the best possible seats.
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  • When: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:30 PM (Doors open at 6:00 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $30.00
  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Show Type: Live Music
  • Restrictions: Two items minimum

"Mr. Martínez, is an incomparable performer… he is as close as traditional Afro-Cuban music has to a superstar”- The New York Times

Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, Sept 12, 1973. Since settling in New York City in the fall of 1998, Pedrito has recorded or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, and Sting, and has contributed to well over 75 albums.

Widely recognized as the leading percussionist in Latin Jazz, Pedrito is also a master of Afro-Cuban folkloric music and the batá drum he has played and sung with dozens of Cuban rumba groups and contributed to several important films, including Calle 54 (2000) and Chico and Rita (2010).

Pedrito was a founding member of the Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band, Yerba Buena, with which he recorded two albums and toured the world in the mid-to late-90’s.

As leader, Pedrito has released two albums, the first was nominated for a Grammy, in 2013. Habana Dreams, the second, was recorded in Cuba, and released in June 10, 2016 featuring, Ruben Blades, Isaac Delgado, Wynton Marsalis, and Angelique Kidjo.

In February of 2019, Pedrito and Cuban pianist, Alfredo Rodriguez, a duo album with Quincy Jones as Executive Producer.

In July 2019, Pedrito and Eric Clapton recorded a newly arranged version of Clapton’s song, My Father’s Eyes, and on September 22, Pedrito and Clapton performed together at Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas.

Pedrito released a new album March 19 called Acertijos (Riddles) with guests, Eric Clapton, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Issac Delgado.

Pedrito Martinez uses LP Percussion, A. Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, DW drums, Remo drumheads, and Earthworks audio mics

We'll be taking appropriate COVID 19 measures as laid out by NY State, including the following:

  • Serve customers at a limited capacity
  • Conduct temperature checks at every front door
  • Collect Test & Trace data from at least one customer at each table
  • Offer COVID-19 protections like PPE for employees
  • Additional enhanced ventilation measures
  • Regular disinfecting of the entire restaurant

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