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May 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Event Date: Sat. May 11, 2019

The King of Latin Music, Tito Puente Jr., Returns to Newburgh to Perform  a Benefit Dance Party/Concert for Safe Harbors of the Hudson 

A Spicy Spring evening filled with Mambo, Salsa, Latin Jazz and entertainment featuring dancing to the music of the Tito Puente Jr.  Latin Jazz Ensemble + Special Guests the Mexican Dance Band Mariachi Aguila Y Plata and dancers from the Dojo Dance Company. Beer, wine, dessert and refreshments will be available. 

 To order tickets call 1-800-838-3006 or https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3913865

Newburgh, NY – 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. Now, on Saturday, May 11, 2019, Tito returns taking the stage of the Historic Green Room in Newburgh’s Ritz Theater. 
The Tito Puente Jr. Latin Jazz Ensemble, with special guests The Mexican Dance Band Mariachi Aquila y Plata along with dancers from Beacon’s Dojo Dance Company will be performing at a special benefit Dance Party/Concert on Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m.  in the Historic Green Room at Newburgh’s Ritz Theater (107 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550).  Proceeds benefit  SAFE HARBORS OF THE HUDSON. Puente plans to shake up the audience with all the excitement of a night at the New York Palladium. The Puente name is synonymous with Latin music, especially in the dance-oriented sub-genres of mambo, cha-cha, and salsa, but also in the jazz world. Puente said his father deserved every accolade he received because his contribution to American and Latin jazz is undeniable.

 “My father’s big band arrangements from the 1940s and 1950s brought the horn sections and combined them with the Afro-Cuban sounds of the conga, timbale and the bongo. For many listeners, the gateway into the musical world of Puente was through the song “Oye Como Va.” Originally released in 1963, it was picked up and recorded by guitarist Carlos Santana in 1970. The popularity of the song helped boost both his and Santana’s careers.
Now, the 45-year-old son is on a mission to bring his father’s music to the world, music that vibrates at the intersection of big-band jazz and Latin rhythms. To do this music justice, you can’t skimp on the horns: Puente’s orchestra includes baritone, tenor and alto sax, one or two trombones and two trumpets. “That’s something that’s lacking today,” he notes. “They don’t have that power of the brass section.” A five-piece rhythm section, with conga, timbales, bass, piano and trap set, completes the ensemble.  
 The Mexican Dance band Mariach Aquila y Plata is a crowd favorite, performing Mexican classics as well as dance favorites,  dancers from the Dojo Dance Company will be giving a per-concert dance lesson in Mambo and Salsa and dancing during the concert as well with willing audience members.

Safe Harbors of the Hudson– A housing, visual and performing arts, urban green space, community building, economic development and a model for urban revitalization in Newburgh, NY  www.safe-harbors.org 

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$35.00, General Admission Dance Concert Only, 8pm-Tickets will also be avalable at the door
$50.00, Reserved Table  8pm Concert Seating + 6;30pm pre-concert dance lesson, meet & greet,refreshments 
Preferred Reserved Table Concert Seating 8pm + 6:30 pm Tito Jr. Meet & Greet + Dance Lesson , Dessert

                                            Beer, wine & refreshments will be available-
 To order tickets call 1-800-838-3006 or https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3913865


May 11, 2019
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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