Salsa Meets Funk: A Tribute to Charlie Palmieri


Salsa Meets Funk: A Tribute to Charlie Palmieri with the Uprising All Stars led by Jimmy Bosch feat. Eddie Palmieri followed by DJs Stretch and Bobbito

March 28 2019 | 8:00 PM at (le) poisson rouge

158 Bleecker Street - New York, NY 10012


JUST ANNOUNCED: Eddie Palmieri will join the celebration of his older brother, Charlie.

Gatekeepers of NYC culture, Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia and the Uprising All Stars will celebrate the Masters of the Musical Universe with a live concert followed by a DJ set in tribute to the legends that have made NYC groove.

This will be the beginning of an epic concert series featuring tastemaker musicians and DJ’s leading up to a collaborative live music project featuring Stretch Armstrong, Bobbito Garcia and the Uprising All Star musicians.

Assembled under the watchful eyes (and ears!) of 10x grammy winner Eddie Palmieri, and led by Jimmy Bosch (Eddie Palmieri, Fania All Stars, Ruben Blades, etc), the Uprising All Stars will honor the legacy of Charlie Palmieri with current legends Little Johnny Rivero (Eddie Palmieri, Sonora Ponceña, etc), Grammy-nominated Doug Beavers (Eddie Palmieri, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, etc) and vocalist/Broadway actor, Quique Gonzalez (“I Like it Like That,” La India, etc).

The band also features future stars Luques Curtis (Eddie Palmieri, Christian McBride, etc), Zaccai Curtis (Curtis Bros., Cindy Blackman, etc) and Jonathan Powell (Eddie Palmieri, Blood, Sweat and Tears, etc) among other notable rising stars.

After the live show, legendary DJs Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia will lead listeners, dancers and fans on an historical journey through some of the most world-influential groove music in NYC culture. Most of all, they will raise you up and set you free to dance all night.

Charlie Palmieri spearheaded the Descarga jam session style of recording in Latin music. His recordings for legendary companies like Alegre Records in the ’60s stimulated competition among companies like Tico and Fania Records, leading them to form their own All Star Salsa bands in response. This intense musical evolution led to the Salsa explosion of the ’70s.

Few genres have had more influence over the course of popular music than Funk. Through messengers like, James Brown and their exhilarating stage shows, R&B, Jazz and Soul blended into Funk, which became the foundation of NYC’s Hip Hop revolution. Like Salsa, Funk evolved to be truly timeless.

Zoilo Torres