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Steve Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra: The Music of Tito and Tito



Steve Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra
Steve Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra

Band leader and principal arranger, trumpeter Steve Oquendo honors the legacy of his predecessors with a swinging vitality in every set. He has performed on stage and in the studio alongside Celia Cruz, Rubén Blades, and Eddie Palmieri, and his 19-piece ensemble evolves sounds and patterns from classic Palladium-era Afro-Cuban, salsa, and mambo repertoire.

Teeming with spontaneity, this four-night event celebrates two master figures who transformed American music, legendary artists Tito Puente and Tito Rodríguez, spotlighting the impact of Puerto Rican influence and providing a sonic portal between past and present.

Live Performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s intimate jazz lounge, Dizzy’s Club in New York City. Thursday, May 4 to Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Sunday, May 7 at 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Student tickets available for $25.

The Steven Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra:
Trumpet: Steven Oquendo, Chris Thompson, Pete Nater, Julie Acosta
Trombones: Michael Pallas, Juanga Lakunza, Hommy Ramos
Saxes: Alberto Toro, Evan Francis, Patience Higgins, Carl Corwin, Pete Miranda
Bass: Jerry Madera
Piano: Antoine Alvear
Conga: Carlos “Carly” Maldonado
Bongo: Jose Claussell
Timbales: Nelson Matthew Gonzalez
Singer: Leo Gruber
Invited Guests: Eddie Rosado, Al Acosta, Quique Gonzalez, Sergio “Chino” Ramos, George Delgado, Zaccai Curtis, Arturo Ortiz

YouTube Video – Steve Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra

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