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Pedrito Martinez selected 'Percussionist of the Year' for 2015 JJA Awards

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Congratulations to all the winners of the 19th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards  listed below. Professional Journalist Members of the JJA made open nominations and Pedrito Martinez was selected 'Percussionist of the Year.'

Crossover Media worked with Martinez on his Sony Masterworks recording Rumba de la Isla, a partnership with Calle 54 Records. Featuring songs once interpreted by Camarón de la Isla, the legendary flamenco icon, Rumba de la Isla is produced by Fernando Trueba and Nat Chediak. The albumcelebrates the convergence of both the Cuban and Flamenco rumbas. The great rumbero Pedrito Martínez manages to integrate, in his own personal way, classic songs by Camarón de la Isla in a unique tribute to the greatest flamenco artist of all times.

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