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Pedrito Martinez joins Chucho Vald?s, Wynton Marsalis & JALC Orchestra to open 2014-15 Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra season / NPR

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To open its 2014-15 season, Jazz At Lincoln Center welcomes the world premiere of a work by managing and artistic director Wynton Marsalis. Ochas, for big band and Afro-Cuban percussion, features special guests in the commanding pianist Chucho Valdés and percussionist, vocalist and Santería priest Pedrito Martinez. With the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, they blend jazz with the traditional folkloric and religious music of Cuba. Jazz Night In America explores how the new suite of music came to be.

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