Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, Sept 12, 1973. His career as a leader, began in 2005 with the formation in NYC of the The Pedrito Martinez Group with fans that include Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Steve Gadd, Taj Mahal and Quincy Jones.
The Pedrito Martinez Group’s, Grammy-nominated, first studio album, was released October, 2013 and features special guests, Wynton Marsalis, John Scofield and Steve Gadd. The album was chosen among NPR’s Favorite Albums of 2013 and The Boston Globe Critics Top Ten Albums of 2013.”
“Habana Dreams”, PMG’s second album, recorded largely, in Cuba in October 2015 was released in June 2016 w/guests Ruben Blades, Isaac Delgado, Wynton Marsalis, Descemer Bueno, Roman Diaz, Angelique Kidjo, and Telmary Diaz.
“Pedrito is a genius…working with him has been a revelation to me.” - Wynton Marsalis
“The Pedrito Martinez Group is writing a new chapter in Cuban music history” - NPR All Things Considered