The Tito Puente Orchestra

Tito Puente Tribute at Lehman College

On May 6, 2005 The Tito Puente 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 Hospital.

In addition to the Tito Puente Orchestra, which featured the timbale 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 on congas and Paquito D'Rivera on sax and clarinet. The singers were Frankie Morales and Frankie Vazquez.

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Tito Puente Orchestra with the Side Street Dancers.