El Barrio Honors Charlie Palmieri
(June 20, 2014) Today was officially declared Charlie Palmieri Day in New York City. The beloved giant of Latin music had 112th Street & Park Avenue, the area where was was born, renamed in his honor.
Representing Charlie’s legacy as an band leader, arranger, composer and pianist were his brother Eddie Palmieri, his daughter, and his son. The ceremony was attended by some dignitaries, politicians and veterans of Latin, Salsa and Latin-Jazz music.
Carlos Manuel “Charlie” Palmieri Jr. was one of the true legends of the music and a true gentleman. We honor you El Gigante Del Teclado.