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The Music of Puente, Machito & Henriquez

Jazzed Magazine • News • May 14, 2015

JAZZATLINCOLNHonoring the legacy of two pioneers of Latin music, music director and bassist Carlos Henriquez and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra celebrate Afro-Cuban forefather Machito and “Mambo King” Tito Puente in The Music of Puente, Machito & Henriquez on June 12 & 13 at 8pm in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York. Free pre-concert discussions will be held at 7pm. The concerts will also stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience via

Tickets can be purchased through 24 hours a day or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours: Monday–Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain)  Hot Seats, $10 seats for select shows in Rose, are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Subject to availability. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hot Seats Program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Henriquez and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will be joined by original members of the Tito Puente Orchestra: percussionists George Delgado, José Madera, Johnny “Dandy” Rodriquez and trumpeter Pete Nater. Assembled especially for this event, the big band will perform “Mambo America “and “Mambo Sentimental,” made famous by Machito; and “Llego Mijan” and “Yambeque,” performed by Tito Puente.  Henriquez will also premiere three original works on these concerts that conclude Jazz at Lincoln Center’s successful 2014-15 Jazz Across The Americas season.


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