PUENTE: SANTERIA TO SWING
Featuring
Louis Bauzo & The Harbor Conservatory Latin Big Band
With special guest artists:
Carlos "Patato" Valdez, Orestes Villato and Jimmy Sabater

Louis Bauzo and the Harbor Conservatory Latin Big Band performing with Carlos "Patato" Valdez

Recently, Louis Bauzo and the Harbor Conservatory Latin Big Band performed a tribute to Tito Puente, at Lincoln Center, with Special Guest Artists Carlos "Patato" Valdez, Orestes Villato and Jimmy Sabater.

Louis Bauzo, director of the Harbor Conservatory Latin Big Band, is a well-known musician and folklorist. He played with the Tito Puente Orchestra for seven years during the 1970's, and has performed and recorded with such renowned musicians as Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Palmieri, Mario Bauza, Mongo Santamaria and Celia Cruz.

The purpose of this concert was to celebrate Tito Puente's legacy by showcasing his music and his unique blending of traditional, sacred African music with popular Caribbean and American music.

Check out exclusive photos of the event, along with a movie of Patato Valdez showing off his dancing skills.