Tito Puente Jr.
Tito Puente, Jr. brings his exciting show and celebration of latin music to Lorain for one night only! Of course, the comparison is inevitable. How could it be otherwise? Tito Puente Jr. carries his father with him – imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul. It’s in his looks, his joy, and his music. Tito, Jr. is on a passionate mission and on Saturday, May 18th, he’ll bring it to the Lorain Palace. The younger Puente is determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father. He refuses to let his father become a distant memory. “He was just too vibrant, too exciting. There was magic in the music my father made. It made people happy all over the world.” He has found captive audiences who echo his passion. Crowds lured to a venue by the father are returning to see the son – and to once again participate in the high voltage celebration that takes place on stage. Tito, Jr. has featured in NBC’s two hour special “The Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem” and has even starred in the ABC soap opera hit “One Life to Live” with his big band. His new CD release, “Got Mambo?” is a mixture of the old and the new as he takes a musical departure into some powerful new music he can truly call his own. Tito Jr. reveres the magnificent, lasting impact his father had on our musical lives. “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 confides. “That is a very special gift I have been given.”