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TITO PUENTE JR. & DOJO DANCE COMPANY
May 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Event Date: Sat. May 11, 2019
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.
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.
$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
$100.00, Preferred Reserved Table Concert Seating 8pm + 6:30 pm Tito Jr. Meet & Greet + Dance Lesson , Dessert