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Tito Puente Jr. Brings the Spirit of his Father’s Music to BCCC

Monday, September 19, 2022 at 11:54 AM


Tito Puente Jr.
Last updated: Monday, September 19, 2022 at 11:54 AM

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Puente and his Latin Jazz Ensemble will burn up the stage Fri. Sept. 30 at the Zlock Performing Arts Center

A musical legacy comes to Newtown Friday, September 30, when Tito Puente Jr. and his Latin Jazz Ensemble take over the Zlock Performing Arts Center at Bucks County Community College.

Puente Jr., who embodies the very essence of his iconic, award-winning father, leads the high-voltage Afro-Cuban concert with a mambo beat as part of the college’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage month.  

 

Throughout this up-tempo concert, Puente Jr. will bring back classics that led his father to be crowned the “King of Latin Music” over the span of his 50-year career, including “Oye Como Va,” Rank Kan Kan,” and “El Cayuco.”  He and his six-piece band will also perform selections from his latest CD, “Got Mambo?”, as he takes a departure into some powerful new music he can truly call his own.

Puente Jr. has proudly carried the mantle of his father’s musical legacy since his passing 22 years ago. “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.”

Tickets for Tito Puente Jr. and his Latin Jazz Ensemble are $25, and free for Bucks County Community College students with current ID. In addition, VIP tickets are available for those 21 and older for $40. All VIP guests receive entry into a pre-concert reception, including two beverages. 

The concert gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 30 in the Zlock Performing Arts Center, located inside the Gateway Center building on the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown Pa. Parking is free. Tickets can be purchased online at bucks.edu/tickets.



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