Join us for a FREE evening concert with Tito Puente Jr. and his Latin Jazz Ensemble in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday, September 15, 2017. Doors open at 7 PM and the concert begins at 8 PM.
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, his music. No doubt, every time Tito Jr. walks on stage – he walks in his father's footsteps.
He dances in celebration, throws his head back in pure joy and lights up the room with that oh-so-familiar smile. Tito Jr. is on a passionate mission. The younger Puente is determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father. He refuses to let it 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. My goal is to keep it alive, and in doing so, expose it to a whole new generation."
Tito Jr. has found captive audiences who echo his passion. 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.
Tito Jr. reveres the magnificent, lasting impact his father had on our musical lives. Audiences the world over agree there is nothing so perfect, pure or passionate than a tribute to a father from his son. "People who don't know anything about Latin music know my father and people always, always smile when they say his name," he confides. That is a very special gift, and it inspires and motivates me to bring his music to the world."
There will be a cash bar and Latin food for sale. The Littman Theater is at 17011 NE 19th Ave in North Miami Beach. Tickets are FREE! Tickets are available at Parks and Rec or at the door; for more information, please call (305)948-2957 weekdays 8-5. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.
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