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Tito Puente Tribute at Madison Square Garden
From left to right: Mario Rivera on flute, Pete 'El Conde' Rodriguez,
Oscar Deleon, Gerry Medina,Tito Nieves, Micahel Stuart,
Tony Vega, and Frankie Morales.

On September 9, 2000, a tribute to Tito Puente featuring the Tito Puente Orchestra with the great Eddie Palmieri took place at Madison Square Garden. Eddie performed two solos on timbales with dancer Nadeen Gautier dancing to his driving rhythms. Eddie performed his solos with his now traditional leather gloves and his custom painted LP Tito Puente Timbales and Timbalitos.

The show began at 8 pm with Son By Four and ended at close to midnight with a grand finale featuring all of the singing greats that appeared that evening: Celia Cruz, Oscar Deleon, Tito Nieves, Domingo Quiñones, Frankie Morales, Herman Olivera, Pete 'El Conde' Rodriguez, Gerry Medina, Tony Vega and Michael Stuart.

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