Sunday, August 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)
SummerStage, Central Park
71st St & East Drive, Rumsey Playfield, 10021
Rarely do two figures of such prominence get to perform together; however, Eddie Palmieri, the New York pioneer of Latin jazz and salsa music, will join Tony Vega, the culture-shifting salsa bandleader and singer, for a very special night at SummerStage 2018. Being the first artist to win a Grammy Award for best Latin Recording in 1975, Palmieri is regarded as one of the most iconic Puerto Rican artists to emerge from the New York scene. Bronx native Flaco Navaja is a singer, poet and actor, who combines singing, beat-boxing, and spoken word. He has toured nationally and internationally, including with the Russell Simmons’ Tony Award-winning DEF POETRY JAM.