The Wall Street Journal Reviews “Habana Dreams”

June 10th, 2016

“Habana Dreams” by the Pedrito Martinez Group Review: An Album Fit for a Dance Party – Mining Afro-Cuban folkloric roots in the service of innovative musical ends.

The Village Voice features Pedrito

June 10th, 2016

“Street-Trained Virtuoso Pedrito Martinez Returns to Havana to Record a Historic Album”

Pedrito wins 2016 JJA Percussionist of the Year Award

May 16th, 2016

Pedrito has won the Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Award for Best Percussionist.

Billboard premieres first single from upcoming album ‘Habana Dreams’

April 1st, 2016

Billboard has just premiered the first single “Compa Galletano” from the Pedrito Martinez Group’s newly announced album Habana Dreams (out 6.10.16)! The song features the great Rubén Blades, who guests on two tracks on the album. Click here to read the feature and listen to the track on! Pre-order the album on iTunes and […]

WSJ: “Narrowing the 90 Miles”

February 16th, 2015

Narrowing the 90 Miles How U.S.-Cuba relations may play out for musicians By Larry Blumenfeld February 16, 2015 Click here to view the article! In late December, 10 days after Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro announced a path toward normalized relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the dressing-room conversation at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz […]

News5Live: “Pedrito Martinez finds new home at NYC’s Subrosa”

February 13th, 2015

Pedrito Martinez finds new home at NYC’s Subrosa By Julia Xanthos  February 13, 2015 Click here to view the article! Pedrito Martinez, a musician with his drums at his home in Union City, New Jersy on May 23, 2011. Pedrito Martinez has picked up the beat and taken it to a  new home. After a […] “Union City’s Pedrito Martinez Hopes for Grammy”

February 6th, 2015

The Pedrito Martinez Group, named for the Union City-based percussionist and vocalist, has received a nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album for their self-titled release. “It’s truly a great honor, a great moment in my career and in my life,” said the 41-year-old.