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PALO! to Perform at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston
Grammy-Nominated band to perform at legendary live music venue
Miami, FL (September 23, 2015) – The Miami Afro-Cuban Funk band PALO! has been invited to perform at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston. While they have played three previous sold-out Boston shows, this will be their first time appearing at the revered Scullers.
PALO! has emerged as one of the hottest bands in tropical music. They will be performing two shows – 8pm and 10pm – on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Scullers Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“We are looking forward to having PALO! perform at Scullers Jazz Club.” said Fred Taylor, renowned Artistic Director for the venue. “Their unique blend of Afro-Cuban sounds with Jazz and Funk gives their shows an exciting energy.”
“We’re honored to be have been invited to play at Scullers, where so many incredible musicians perform.” said Steve Roitstein, PALO!’s pianist and leader. “We can’t wait to see our Boston friends and fans!”
This Scullers show is part of a PALO! trip to the Northeast, where they will also be headlining at the Brown University Latin Jazz and Pop Festival in Providence, Rhode Island.
During the past year, PALO! received a Grammy nomination for Best Tropical Latin Album 2015 for “PALO! Live”, which also garnered a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Tropical Album. The five-piece group has enjoyed recent sold-out shows and festivals in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Boston, Tampa, Canada, Louisville, and of course, their hometown, Miami.
Miami is where PALO! originated in 2003, combining elements of Salsa music with funk rhythms and jazz for a distinctively seductive sound. Their live shows captivate audiences with catchy songs and spontaneous improvisation. Dancers find their music irresistible. Not surprisingly, PALO! is building an impressive fan base.
PALO! is comprised of vocalist Leslie Cartaya, who was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2013 for Best New Artist; Steve Roitstein, keyboardist and producer known for his work with Celia Cruz, Willy Chirino, Tito Puente, Cheo Feliciano, and Oscar d’Leon, among others; legendary Latin Jazz saxophonist Dr. Ed Calle; and virtuoso percussionists Philbert Armenteros and Raymer Olalde, who bring the Cuban fire and energy that characterizes PALO!.
Since 1989, the legendary Scullers Jazz Club has presented the biggest names in straight ahead, Latin and Contemporary Jazz, as well as Blues, Soul, R & B, Cabaret and World Music. Scullers Jazz Club has hosted some of the very best musical artists in the business including Harry Connick Jr., Chris Botti, David Sanborn, Michael Buble, Arturo Sandoval, Tony Bennett, and Wynton Marsalis.