Eddie Palmieri

Born in Spanish Harlem in 1936, Eddie Palmieri grew up surrounded by the sounds of jazz and Latin dance music. He began his musical journey playing the timbales and later took on piano. Palmieri has won nine Grammys throughout his career and continues to excel as one of the greatest of Latin jazz.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.