The great Latin band leader Eddie Palmieri has just received a Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, for his lifetime of achievement in jazz. Fresh Air honors the Latin band leader with excerpts from a 1994 interview.
Once a year, hundreds of prominent and aspiring Latin musicians and industry heads converge on New York City for the Latin Alternative Music Conference. The weeklong event includes business panels, as well as concerts spread throughout the city.
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