THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH ARTS IN THE PARK AND KCC PRODUCTIONS PRESENT TITO PUENTE, JR., AND HIS LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND MARLOW ROSADO Y LA RIQUEÑA FEBRUARY 22 AT SOUNDSCAPE PARK
Feb 22, 2014 08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Come for a free concert of the finest salsa in the country with two of the top bandleaders around, Hosted by JacQueline Mestre, Host and Producer of JacQuiTOMA!'s Salsa & Soul on LaClaveTropical.com.
If you know anything about Latin music the Puente name is one of the first you would have heard. Just like his father, Tito Puente Jr. plays timbales and knows how to swing with just as much style. Hard hitting with plenty of bounce is the approach towards the new album, "Got Mambo?" and one for all salsa dancers to include in their favorites as well. Tito Puente, Jr. has carried on with his father's tradition and made it his own, with great driving rhythms bringing that necessary swing component in bountiful proportions, all fueled with improvisation within all his tunes. If not dancing you will at least be toe-tapping to another polyrhythmic cracker. Tito Puente, Jr. knows how to play great Latin music and he is not standing in his fathers shadow one bit with his modern, contemporary approach to Latin Music.
From salsa to rock, from merengue to hip-hop, from bachata to reggaeton, producer / composer / pianist Marlow Rosado has had his musical hand in all of it. A native of Puerto Rico, he is a salsero at heart, but has successfully written, played and produced hits in a variety of musical styles for some of the most renowned artists in Latin music. He has played and worked with a diverse repertoire of artists including Celia Cruz, the unforgettable Tejana signer Selena, Larry Harlow, Tommy Olivencia, Marc Anthony, Ricardo Montaner, Olga Tañón and Desmond Child, among others. Recently, he arranged and directed the horns sessions for Ricky Martin's new production. Marlow has brought the 2013 GRAMMY award for Best Latin Tropical Album home to Miami from the 55th GRAMMY awards in Los Angeles, February 10. The award-winning CD, "RETRO", by his group, Marlow Rosado y La Riqueña, was released in 2012. 'Retro’, and its hit single, ‘Fuego a la Jicotea’, takes some of the strongest songs from the 1970's, maintaining the essentials of the originals, but metamorphosing them in Marlow's 21st-century conception until they become entirely his own. The album features guest appearances by Tito Puente, Jr., and many others.
As an added attraction, the show will feature dancers from Salsa Lovers, Miami's leading Latin dance studio.
Soundscape is outdoors next to the New World Center at 500 17th Street at Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. The concert starts with Marlow Rosado y la Riqueña at 8 PM followed by Tito Puente, Jr., and His Latin Jazz Ensemble at 9:30.
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