• Creator
  • Latin Percussion
  • Created Date
  • 1990-1996
  • Description
  • Born in New York City's Spanish Harlem to Puerto Rican parents, Tito Puente became one of the most important Latino bandleaders, composers, arrangers, and percussionists of his generation. He mastered both Afro-Caribbean music and jazz, contributing to the development of Latin Jazz, mambo, and salsa. In collaboration with other great Latin music and jazz artists, he brought a new Latin sound to American music. Currently not on view.
  • Rights
  • Tito Puente