A night of live salsa/mambo/latin jazz dedicated to the man they called “The Mambo King” or “El Rey De La Salsa” (“The King Of Salsa”)….the one and only TITO PUENTE!
A New York born Puerto Rican, Tito Puente was one of the greatest and best known musicians in Latin music with a career that spanned over 50 years from the 1940s to 2000.
A pioneer of mambo and cha cha cha in the 1950s, the king of salsa in the 1970s and a godfather of Latin jazz in the 1980s, Tito Puente released over 100 albums under his name.
A master of the timbales and the vibes, he was also a prolific composer who wrote many Latin music anthems including his greatest hit ever Oye Como Va which was later covered by Santana.
Orchestra Mambo International feature musicians from the Spain, Cuba, Colombia, UK and Venezuela who will be performing classic Tito compositions such as ‘Mambo Gozon’, ‘Ran Kan Kan’, ‘Para Los Rumberos’, ‘Guaguanco Margarito’, ‘Nina y Señora’, ‘Picadillo’, ‘Hong Kong Mambo‘ and of course, ‘Oye Como Va‘.
Orchestra Mambo International musicians have played with Oscar D’Leon, Larry Harlow, Tumbaito, La Clave, Joe Bataan, Dave Valentin, and Jimmy Bosch – 4 brass, 3 percussion, piano, bass, vibes and lead vocals. The perfect combination to celebrate the music of “The King”.
The orchestra will be playing two sets of Tito Puente’s greatest hits with DJ Lubi spinning classic salsa, mambo, son Cubano, Guaguanco and cha cha cha before and between sets.