Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tito Puente Remembered


On Monday April 20, with little fanfare, came and went the birthday of a bandleader, percussionist, composer, arranger and military veteran. Ernesto Antonio Puente, Jr. , born April 20th, 1923 in New York's Spanish Harlem (El Barrio), know to all as Tito Puente, "El Rey" de los timbales and "The King of Latin Jazz".

Tito Puente, Grammy Award winner and world wide performer, recipient of numerous awards, a musical legend. He died on May 31, 2000, in New York.


Tito Puente
(1923- 2000)






Walk of Fame Star photo by
Breban @ flickr.com

1 comment:

  1. Tito was great! Too bad I never got to see him play.

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