Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Yankees and add some pep to your step before the game! Eddie Palmieri, Grammy Award-winning pianist, musician and composer joining the celebration, along with instructors from Lorenz Latin Dance Studio who will offer a Salsa dance class accompanied by the Bronx-based, multi-ethnic ensemble ¡Retumba!
Location: Yankee Stadium
Eddie Palmieri is known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle’s orchestra, playing timbales. For more information visit http://palmierimusic.com/
Lorenz Latin Dance Studios are the premier Latin Dance studios in New York City, featuring four locations including one location in the Bronx on Castle Hill Avenue. Lorenz Studios offer a range of classes from Salsa to Latin Hustle, Merengue to Bachata and Swing to Ballroom, and for all skill levels and ages. For more information and class schedules visit lorenzdancestudio.com.
¡Retumba! is a multi-ethnic all-female music and dance ensemble founded in 1981. Interweaving traditional rhythms, beautiful ancient melodies, with its very own unique interpretation, ¡Retumba! bases its work on the music and dance of Africa, Europe, and its expressions in the Americas and the Caribbean. ¡Retumba! emphasizes the particular strengths and sensitivities of diverse women working together in celebration, demonstrating the similarities and links of our shared cultures. For more information visit retumba.org.