Wall Street Theater Presents:
Tito Puente Jr with The Rico Monaco Band
Tito Puente Jr.
71 Wall Street
Norwalk, CT, 06850
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
The Rico Monaco Band
Award winning world traveled Latin Rock band. NEW RELEASE February 16, 2019; HEY TITO by Rico Monaco Band and featuring Tito Puente Jr! 5 new Latin Rock songs and 10 of the best tracks from RMB's previous releases. Distributed by CdA Music Group of Miami.
Previous releases include: "We Rock You Rust Unplugged" released in April 2016. This 8 song CD was the follow up to "WE ROCK YOU RUST II" which features 13 tracks released November 19, 2015. Music available on Spotify, Rico Monaco Band YouTube Channel (over 70 videos), iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Pandora, etc. Band has rocked Paris, France, New York City, Cabo Wabo Cantina in Mexico, San Francisco, California, Washington, DC, Dallas, Texas, Salt Lake City, Utah, Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Florida. The band has won Song Of The Year for TELL ME, CD of the Year, Musician of the Year -Rico Monaco, and performed the National Anthem at the Tampa Bay Bucs vs Arizona Cardinals NFL game in Sept. 2013, headlined Epcot Center for New Year's Eve, headlined Hard Rock Live Orlando, House of Blues Orlando, BB Kings, and many festivals and corporate events as well. They perform as a 6 piece and expand with a 4 piece horn section, female vocalists, www.ricomonaco.com
Tito Puente Jr.
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, and his music.
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 his father 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.”
He has found captive audiences who echo his passion. Crowds lured to a venue by the father are returning to see the son -- and to once again participate in the high voltage celebration that takes place on stage.
Tito Puente, Jr. has become an audience favorite in casinos, performing arts centers, symphony halls and jazz festivals worldwide, performing more than 300 shows over the past 5 years.
His 2004 album, “In My Father’s Shoes” featured the classic Puente titles and was spun into a BET Jazz television special of the same name.
He was seen in a tribute to his father’s music on NBC’s two hour special--“The Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem.” He has also appeared on the ABC soap opera hit “One Life to Live” in performance with his big band.
Symphony appearances include Dallas, San Antonio, Colorado, South Bend, and upcoming performances with the Palm Desert Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marvin Hamlisch.
Tito, Jr.’s new CD release, “Got Mambo?” is a mixture of the old and the new as he takes a musical departure into some powerful new music he can truly call his own. Guest artists Bobby Cruz and Hansel & Raul help make this a coming of age project for Puente, Jr. and the album is receiving heavy praise from Tropical and Latin Jazz critics alike.
Tito Jr. reveres the magnificent, lasting impact his father had on our musical lives. “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.”
Tito, Jr. lives in South Florida and has two children, Miranda and Antonio.
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