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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tito Puente Jr. Brings Latin Jazz to Charlotte

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by Alicia Benjamin

Charlotte Observer

Spoken-word artist Lemon called Tito Puente "the Don Corleone of Latin Jazz" when he paid tribute to the late musician in "Def Poetry Jam on Broadway."

Puente, who played a major role in popularizing Latin music, gave us sizzling mambo, flavorful Latin jazz and the hit "Oye Como Va," which helped make Carlos Santana a superstar.

Now his son, Tito Puente Jr., who will perform June 26 at Symphony Park with the Charlotte Symphony, has developed his own twist on mambo and Latin jazz rhythms, with a dash of salsa.

4 comments:

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Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

I wonder how hot it's going to be out there at Symphony Park this Saturday....hmmmmm.

Anonymous said...

He looks so much like his papi! I hope he enjoys playing as much as Tito did.

Lisa D.

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Hey Lisa!
Yes, he does look so much like his padre.
I've seen videos and he is really into the music. He's always playing up there, I think. Look out for him.
Kiss your children for me.
:-)
Alicia