Best Tropical Latin Album
Catalina Jazz Club
PALO! is proud to announce their 2015 Grammy Nomination for Best Tropical Latin Album for “PALO! Live”. This follows a successful 2014 during which the group gained international recognition, including a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Tropical Album of the Year.
Since their inception in 2003, PALO! has taken own brand of music they call “Afro-Cuban Funk” beyond their home town of Miami to major venues and festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston. “On Friday, February 6th, they return to Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, where they packed the house in 2014. PALO! will be in Los Angeles for Grammy Week, culminating in the CBS telecast from The Staple Center on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
Their Grammy-nominated Album “PALO! Live” was recorded live as part of their 10-year anniversary show. Footage from that performance was included in the PBS Documentary “Miami Boheme” which garnered the band an Emmy Award.
PALO! is nominated in the same Grammy category with these exceptional artists: El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Carlos Vives, Aymee Nuviola, and Totó La Momposina.
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, Oscar d’Leon, among others; Ed Calle, acclaimed saxophonist known for his amazing improvisation; and the percussionists and vocalists of the group, Philbert Armenteros and Raymer Olalde, who bring the Cuban fire and energy that characterizes PALO!.
Philbert Armenteros, Leslie Cartaya, Raymey Olade, Steve Roitstein