Jazz On The Move: The Life and Music of Tito Puente

Join us Saturday, September 25th at 2pm at Plaza Mariachi for The Life and Music of Tito Puente.

Each installment of Jazz on the Move features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history. Presented by Nashville’s top jazz artist/educators, the series offers audiences world class music as well as an opportunity to learn more about jazz. This event is free to the public.

Tito Puente is best known for his dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that endured over a 50-year career. He and his music appear in many films such as The Mambo Kings and Fernando Trueba’s Calle 54. Director of Percussion Studies at Middle Tennessee State University Lalo Davila and his 10-piece Latin ensemble will perform a number of Tito Puente’s most well-known compositions.

Lalo and Friends
Lead Vocals/Timbales – Lalo Davila
Trumpet – Mike Barry
Trumpet – Casey Brefka
Trombone – John Hinchey
Tenor Saxophone – David Williford
Congas – Manuel Ramirez
Bongo – Brian Brock
Piano – Steve Kummer
Bass Guitar – Nadiana Betancur

This performance is in cooperation with the Art of Healing Exhibit from the Curb Center at Vanderbilt.