On May 6, 2005 The
Orchestra reunited for the second time in
nearly four years to perform a tribute concert to the King of Latin Music at Lehman College in
the Bronx. The driving force behind this event was Bob Sancho, a director at Bronx Lebanon
In addition to the Tito Puente Orchestra, which featured the
and vibe talents of Tito's son Ron, there was a Latin Jazz band made up of Dave Valentin on
flute; Hilton Ruiz on piano; Andy Gonzalez on bass; Piro Rodriguez and Claudio Roditi on trumpet;
Papo Vazquez on trombone; and Nicky Marrero on timbales, with special invited guests LP®
endorser Giovanni Hidalgo
and Paquito D'Rivera
on sax and clarinet. The singers were Frankie Morales and Frankie Vazquez.
To see exclusive photos from this event, please
Tito Puente Orchestra with the Side Street Dancers.