Levitt AMP Music Series ft. The Pedrito Martinez Group

Dates: August 23, 2018

Chattanooga, Are You Ready? It's BACK! 

The Levitt AMP CHA Music Series returns for a second year to invigorate the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in the historic Martin Luther King district, once again shining a light on the area’s renowned musical heritage and building upon the momentum of the past year to solidify its position as a thriving cultural destination.

On Thursday, August 23, we welcome Pedrito Martinez Group to Chattanooga! Described by The New York Times as “a source of rhythmic delight and inspiration,” GRAMMY-winning percussionist Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez’s dynamic mix of traditional Cuban rumba, Afro-Latin jazz, and Spanish flamenco music will leave you spellbound. The Havana, Cuba-born musician began his performance career in his native city as a vocalist and percussionist at the age of 11, taking the stage alongside such Cuban legends as Tata Guines and Munequitos de Matanzas. In 1998, Martinez traveled to Canada as a part of Afro-Cuban jazz saxophonist’s Jane Bunnett’s band, Spirits of Havana. He made the decision to stay in North America to pursue his career, an auspicious choice that was rewarded two years later when he won the inaugural Afro-Latin hand drumming showcase at the renowned annual Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Competition. Since then, this ‘musician’s musician’ has amassed a loyal fan base with his irresistible grooves and unparalleled musical virtuosity.

Admission is FREE!
Food and beverage vendors on site.
Family-friendly. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

For more information, visit: http://concerts.levittamp.org/chattanooga.

Levitt AMP Music Series ft. The Pedrito Martinez Group
  • 200 E. M.L. King Boulevard
  • Chattanooga, TN 37403
  • to
  • Bessie Smith Cultural Center
  • Free