Featuring Tito Puente, Jr. on November 17. Call it an extravaganza, not a concert. In just three years, the 19-piece Pacific Mambo Orchestra has taken San Francisco and the West Coast by storm. Playing Salsa, Mambo, Latin Jazz and Cha Cha’s, the big band injects a fresh, bold, contemporary sound into traditional Latin music of the 1940s through the ’60s.
Special guest Tito Puente, Jr. plays the energetic rhythms and contagious melodies of his legendary father for a new generation. “People who don’t know anything about Latin music know my father,” Tito Jr. confides. “And people always smile when they say my father’s name! That is a very special gift I have been given.”
In addition, Marlow Rosado, the music director and pianist for the orchestra, recently won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Tropical Album Retro. The Tower Theatre Foundation’s Executive Director Ray Solley concludes, “It all adds up to an evening to dance in the aisles!”
Bend Surgery Center is the title sponsor of the CenterStage Series. Showcase sponsor is Mt. View Heating, with supporting sponsors Deschutes Brewery and Central Oregon Radiology. The evening’s performance sponsor is Sally Russell. The featured on-tap beer is Hop Trip.
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