Pedrito Interview with & Notimex

June 16th, 2016

Pedrito was recently interviewed by NOTIMEX (Mexican News wire). Below is a link to the interview as it appeared on the Latin Culture Website, Includes Pedrito in list of “9 Afro-Cuban Artists & Intellectuals You Should Know”

June 10th, 2016

“Pedrito Martinez is arguably the living heir to the Chano Pozo’s legacy with a fiery approach to percussion and also a singing style that draws from his deep Afro-Cuban roots.”

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 […]