PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP

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“The Pedrito Martinez Group is the real thing. [Pedrito] had the club JUMPING! It made me feel like a teenager!” – Quincy Jones

“Pedrito is a genius…working with him has been a revelation to me.” – Wynton Marsalis

“An incomparable performer” – NY Times

Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba on Sept 12, 1973. Since settling in New York City in 1998, Pedrito has recorded and/or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Eddie Palmieri, Paquito D’Rivera, Chucho Valdez, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Issac Delgado, and Sting.

Pedrito’s career as a leader began in 2005 with the formation of the The Pedrito Martinez Group with fans that include Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Steve Gadd, Wynton Marsalis, Taj Mahal and Quincy Jones.

The Pedrito Martinez Group’s, Grammy-nominated, self-titled first studio album was released in October 2013 and features special guests Wynton Marsalis, John Scofield and Steve Gadd. The album was chosen among NPR’s Favorite Albums of 2013 and The Boston Globe Critics Top Ten Albums of 2013.

Tracks for a new album, to be titled “Habana Dreams”, were recorded in Cuba in October 2015 and will be released during spring 2016 on Motema Music. Guests include Isaac Delgado, Ruben Blades, Wynton Marsalis, Descemer Bueno, Roman Diaz, Angelique Kidjo and Telmary Diaz.