Latin piano star Eddie Palmieri celebrates his 75th in Chicago



Eddie Palmieri – Brian Lynch Jazz Quartet

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave.

Tickets: $48-$68; 773-381-4554. or


Three years ago, an enterprising young Chicago impresario decided to risk everything and begin presenting the artists he loved on his own time and his own dime.

Without the benefit of foundation money or private support, David Chavez created his Sound Culture organization to champion world music and jazz across Chicago.

“My timing couldn’t have been better, with this economy,” quips Chavez, 34. “For me to launch this kind of business – a business that’s naturally fickle – in the worst economy of my lifetime has been a challenge. But I think if I can weather the storm, it’s nothing but uphill.”     Read the rest here-,0,447231.column




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