We remember Tito Puente (1923 – 2000)

Like many of you, I’ve spent a few hours of my life listening to the music of Tito Puente. Ernesto Antonio “Tito” Puente was born in New York City, the son of Puerto Rican immigrants, and was already playing music by age 13.  

He was quite a musical pioneer, mixing musical styles with Latin sounds and experimenting in fusing Latin music with jazz. Tito Puente won 5 Grammys, including “Homenaje a Beny,“ a tribute to Beny More.

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