‘Latin Jazz with Eddie Palmieri’ Premiering on Southeast Public Radio


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“Caliente!”, co-hosted by Eddie Palmieri and Carlos Lando, will begin airing and live streaming at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, following “American Routes.”

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 21, 2006 — Southeast Public Radio announces plans to air “Caliente! Latin Jazz with Eddie Palmieri,” a fiery four-part series that traces the connections between American and Latin jazz. Co-hosted by Eddie Palmieri and Carlos Lando, the series’ executive producer at KUVO/Denver, “Caliente!” will begin airing and live streaming at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, following “American Routes.”

“Caliente!” is distributed nationwide by Public Radio International and made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

“Music fans throughout our listening area are in for a treat,” says General Manager Dan Woods. “‘Caliente! Latin Jazz with Eddie Palmieri’ invites them to sample one of the nation’s most popular musical styles. It affirms why millions enjoy the genre’s chart toppers and introduces them to up and coming artists in Latin jazz. I’m very proud to make this series available.”

Each hour-long program in “Caliente! Latin Jazz with Eddie Palmieri” showcases eight-time Grammy Award-winner Palmieri, his rhythm section, a jazz soloist and a special guest, such as vibraphonist Joe Locke and pianist Monty Alexander. Guided by Palmieri and Lando, the artists’ insights and performances illuminate the commonalities and distinctions between Latin jazz and other music styles.

“Caliente!” not only covers the origins of Latin jazz, beginning with its formative years in the United States during the 1940s, it also spotlights the genre’s exciting contemporary directions, its top artists and enthusiastic champions. It’s a style whose popularity has grown dramatically over the past decade. In 2005, for example, Palmieri’s “Listen Here!” soared to number one on the national jazz charts ᾰ not just in Latin jazz but all jazz.

Southeast Public Radio is the region’s local Public Radio International affiliate and a National Public Radio member station. The station is located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. More information can found at http://www.southeastpublicradio.org.