Family Concert: Who is Tito Puente?
Our Jazz in the Americas motif continues as the Jazz for Young People® series honors master musician, composer, arranger, and “King of the Timbales” Tito Puente. Join host and bassist Carlos Henriquez, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and special guests percussionists Bobby Allende, Marc Quiñones, and Johnny Rodriguez, and vocalist Eddie Rosado in an enthusiastic exploration of Puente’s legacy. From big band to bossa nova, Puente, a five-time GRAMMY® Award winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, covered an extensive range of music over the course of his career. Spanning over fifty years, Puente created one of the most important hybridizations in jazz. Dancers Jose Henriquez, Steve Seda, Glenda Orozco, and Amaryllis Cintron will expand on the performance with an interactive mambo demonstration. These hour-long, engaging, and fun concerts spark curiosity and imagination through vivid conversation and lively performances that will have your entire family dancing in their seats.
Free pre-concert activities at 12:15pm and 2:15pm.Download Playbill