Ready to salsa, merengue, cha cha, and mambo? Tito Puente Jr. promises to have the Palace Danbury audience on their feet with his passionate Latin beats and smooth style.
Tito Puente Jr., son of the late great Latin percussionist--Tito Puente-- carries his father with him. The comparison is inevitable. It's in his looks, his joy, his music. No doubt, every time Tito Jr. walks on stage - he walks in his father's footsteps.
For many listeners, the gateway into the musical world of Puente was through the song “Oye Como Va.” Originally released in 1963, it was picked up and recorded by guitarist Carlos Santana in 1970. The popularity of the song helped boost both careers.
When Tito Puente died in 2000, his son launched a mission to preserve and promote the music by performing original Puente arrangements, with some of his own flavor added in. The younger Puente is determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father; "There was magic in the music my father made. It made people happy, all over the world. My goal is to keep it alive, and in doing so, expose it to a whole new generation."
Crowds once lured to a venue by the father's magic have returned to enjoy the son -- participating once again in the high voltage celebration that takes place on stage. This vibrant entertainer wows audiences with his unique musical style and passionate performance.
TITO PUENTE JR AND HIS LATIN BAND
Saturday APRIL 22 @ 8 PM Reserved Seating Only Tickets $49/$39