In collaboration with the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts** Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, Sept 12, 1973. Having settled in New York City in the fall of 1998, by 2000, he had been awarded the Thelonius Monk Award for Afro-Latin Hand Percussion and was featured in the documentary film, Calle 54.
“Pedrito is a genius…working with him has been a revelation to me.”
“The Pedrito Martinez Group is the real thing.They had the club JUMPING! It made me feel like a teenager!”
“The Pedrito Martinez Group is writing a new chapter in Cuban music history”
NPR All Things Considered
ABOUT PEDRITO MARTINEZ
Pedrito has recorded or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Paquito D’Rivera, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting and has contributed, as a percussionist and vocalist, to over 50 albums. Mr. Martinez was also a founding member of the highly successful, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band, Yerba Buena, with which he recorded two albums and toured the world.
Pedrito’s career as a leader began in 2005 with the formation in NYC of The Pedrito Martinez Group. The group’s Grammy-nominated first album was released October, 2013 and was chosen among NPR’s Favorite Albums of 2013 and The Boston Globe Critics Top Ten Albums of 2013.
Habana Dreams, PMG’s second album, was released in June 2016. Guests include, Ruben Blades, Isaac Delgado, Wynton Marsalis, Descemer Bueno, Roman Diaz, Angelique Kidjo, and Telmary Diaz. Accolades for Habana Dreams include #1 Latin Jazz Album in NPR’s Jazz Critics Top Jazz Albums for 2016 and being named among Boston Globe World Music Albums for 2016.
5 years and up. This show is not recommended for infants or children on laps.
SPECIAL NEEDS / CONCERNS
Haze is used and moving and flashing lights. NO strobe lights.
TICKETS AND BOX OFFICE
GROUPS OF 4 OR MORE SAVE $2.00 OFF EACH TICKET!
no group rate for box seats
Box Seat $25(comfort seats)
Main Floor $20 (comfort seats)
Lower Balcony $15 (tight leg room in some spots)
Upper Balcony $10 (very tight leg room)
Feel free to contact the WSCC Box Office at 231-843-5507, or stop in to the Bookstore located in the Schoenherr Campus Center. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm.
The Box Office at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts is also open Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday from 10am – 5pm. Available at 231-398-9770 or by visiting through the 1st street (side door) entrance.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
6:30 PM – Box Office Opens (Concessions line open in Hardy Hall)
7:00 PM – Theatre Doors Open
7:30 PM – SET I
8:15 PM – INTERMISSION
8:30 PM – SET II
9:15 PM – Show ends
SUPPORT & SPONSORSHIPS
A portion of this show is supported in part by a grant received by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
This performance is a collaboration between the West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series and the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts.
All ticket sales are final. No refunds.
If you, or any member of your group, are photographed or filmed while on the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts (City of Manistee) property by an authorized/staff photographer, the photo and/or video belongs to the photographer, and you release to the RRCA, its agents, and employees all rights to exhibit and market this work in print and electronic form publicly or privately, including social media websites.
GROUP PHOTO CREDIT Richard Holstein
ADDITIONAL PHOTO CREDIT Danielle Moir
WSCC DONORS, STUDENTS, ASM TECH STUDENTS
All tickets are reserved seating. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors for all events open half an hour before showtime. Tickets are available for all seating online except for students and donors. All WSCC and ASM Tech students are allowed 1 comp ticket. ID or Student ID number will be required upon sale, and all student tickets must be purchased in person. WSCC STUDENTS AND ASM TECH STUDENTS MUST PUT TICKETS ON WILL CALL ONLY AND PICK UP ON THE NIGHT OF EVENT.