Tito Puente, Jr. “Keeping the Legacy Alive”

To anyone who hears Tito Puente, Jr. perform, it is immediately clear that he is his father’s son. Continuing in the Tito Puente tradition of bringing salsa music and joy to audiences around the world, Tito Puente, Jr. has managed to craft a flavor of his own, incorporating modern Latin styles into the traditional mambo sound. Best experienced live, Tito Puente, Jr. will return to The Lyric Theatre this season to perform some of his greatest Latin jazz hits in Tito Puente, Jr. “Keeping the Legacy Alive”.

A natural on stage, Tito Puente, Jr. has inherited his father’s remarkable energy and style. Over the course of his musical career, Tito has played over 300 shows in venues across the United States from jazz festivals to symphony halls. The crowds that once came to see the late Tito Puente perform now return to see his son bring salsa to life with the same passion and excitement his father was famous for. As a tribute to his father, Tito Puente, Jr. released the critically acclaimed album In My Father’s Shoes in 2004. The album was later made into a BET Jazz television special of the same name. Tito has been featured prominently on radio and television, appearing on the NPR tribute The Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem and the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, in which he performed alongside his big band.

Most recently, Tito Puente, Jr. released the album Got Mambo? which combines traditional mambo styles with innovative salsa musical compositions. The recording features guest artists Hansel & Raul and Bobby Cruz, and has been celebrated by Latin Jazz critics as a milestone in the musician’s career. In his return performance at The Lyric Theatre, Tito Puente, Jr. will bring the house down with songs from Got Mambo?, A Walk in My Father’s Shoes, and many more.