Tito Puenté Jr on the Main Stage at the Yonkers Riverfest
Completing the Riverfest’s amazing Trio of headline bands, is the legendary Tito Puenté Jr, who will light up the stage with Afro-Caribbean Rhythms, Latin Jazz and Club Style music. A Billboard Music Award winner, Tito and his killer line-up of musicians are festival, casino and theater favorites all over the world. Puente’s orchestra includes baritone, tenor and alto sax, one or two trombones and two trumpets. A five-piece rhythm section, with conga, timbales, bass, piano and trap set, completes the ensemble. The music is timeless, but there was a time in the 1950s, the “I Love Lucy” era, when Latin music permeated popular culture. Tito Jr. reveres the lasting impact his father had on our musical lives. “People who don’t know anything about Latin music know my father and people always, always smile when they say my father’s name,” he confides. “That is a very special gift I have been given.”
These amazing artists will perform in addition to twenty-three other groups on 5 separate stages. Truly there will be entertainment for every member of the family.