Tito Puente, Jr.’s vibrant mambo and salsa tunes are coming to energize the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater! Following in the footsteps of his father’s acclaimed career, Tito Puente, Jr. has embarked on a musical trip of his own, crafting a mixture of old and new into a powerful, unique sound.
Puente, Jr. has become an audience favorite in casinos, performing arts centers, symphony halls, and jazz festivals worldwide, performing more than 300 shows over the past five years. He continues on his journey to keep the legacy of his late father alive and expose a new generation to this joyful musical style.
Puente, Jr.’s 2004 album, In My Father’s Shoes, featured classic Puente titles and was spun into a BET Jazz TV special. Got Mambo?, Puentes Jr.’s second album, signaled the flourishing of a joyful personal style and has received heavy praise from Tropical and Latin Jazz critics alike. He has also appeared on ABC’s soap opera hit One Life to Live and has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra.
The younger Puente is determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father. He refuses to let his father become a distant memory.
“People who don’t know anything about Latin music know my father and people always, always smile when they say my father’s name,” he says. “That is a very special gift I have been given.”