Sep 23 2022
Tito Puente Jr. and His Latin Jazz Band

Tito Puente Jr. and His Latin Jazz Band

Presented by John Knox Village of Florida at Cultural Arts Center at The Pavilion

Son of six-time Grammy Award-winner and “King of Latin Music” Tito Puente, Puente Jr. is an audience favorite in performing arts centers, casinos, symphony halls and jazz festivals worldwide. He brings a taste of contemporary jazz to the traditional mambo style.
Sparks fly, rhythms ignite, and hail to the king is played in Afro-Cuban rhythms. Into this world of fiery music crossing both cultures and generations dances the young prince--Tito Puente, Jr. natural heir to the throne of El Rey, he is unmistakably the son, physically, spiritually, and musically of Tito Puente, seminal bandleader, percussionist and legendary goodwill ambassador of Latin music.
Young Tito's heart is rooted deep in the musical soul of his father. But he is staking out a future in the affectionate response of those who want a modern edge added to the sensuous music that runs through all Latin lives. Puente, Jr. is taking his own eclectic sound and like his father before him --is making history and moving generations.
Certainly, his father is there in the wide grin, the wild timbales, and the charisma that rushes past the footlights and tells the world that this is the music that moves your feet, your soul, and your spirit.
Puente, Jr. was born June 2, 1971 and raised in New York City, feeling the rhythms of the music before he could walk or talk. Naturally, his first instrument was percussion; "I had no choice; there were 50 sets of timbales in the garage." Later he added piano, songwriting, and producing.
He learned his craft and honed his talents playing the New York City club scene with other well-known Latin artists including the "Queen of Salsa," Celia Cruz.

Admission Info

$26 per ticket plus Eventbrite fees

Phone: 954-783-4039


Dates & Times

2022/09/23 - 2022/09/23

Additional time info:

Directions to John Knox Village of Florida
Please enter the John Knox Village campus from the Main Gate on SW 3rd Avenue (directions are below).
400 SW 3rd Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Take I-95 to Exit 36 - Atlantic Blvd. When you exit, head east on Atlantic Blvd. to Dixie Highway. Turn right (south) at Dixie Highway and get into your right-hand lane. At SW 3rd Street, turn right (west) and get into your left-hand lane. When you see the Guard Gate, turn left.
Once you pass through the main guard gate, follow the road (don’t drive faster than 14 MPH!!) and go around the traffic circle and then at the dead end, make a right. Go past the construction on your left and then the Pavilion building will be on your left, just west of the construction.
The Guard will hand you one envelope for each patron in the vehicle. Please open the envelope. A wristband in the envelope will serve as your ticket to enter the Cultural Arts Center.
Parking is located just west of the Cultural Arts Center which is the building next to the construction site.
By attending this on- or off-campus event, I give JKV permission to take photos/videos of me for internal and external use.

Location Info

Cultural Arts Center at The Pavilion

400 SW 3rd Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060