Pacific Mambo Orchestra with Tito Puente, Jr. to Play Harris Center, 11/19

Pacific Mambo Orchestra with Tito Puente, Jr. to Play Harris Center, 11/19

Performing the music of Machito, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and others-while including those rich traditions within their own contemporary arrangements-Pacific Mambo Orchestra is led by Marlow Rosado, who won a 2013 Grammy for his album Retro. Joining on percussion is Tito Puente, Jr, who is determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father.

Pacific Mambo Orchestra featuring Tito Puente, Jr will perform at Harris Center on Tue, Nov 19, 2013; 7 pm. Tickets $19-$29, Premium $39. Tickets are available online at or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street. The performance is sponsored by Capital Public Radio.

What to say about Tito Puente, Jr? The comparison is inevitable; how could it be otherwise? Tito Puente Jr. carries his father with him - imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul. It's in his looks, his joy, and his music-and, in refusing to let his father become a distant memory, the young Tito nurtures his father's artistic legacy. Tito Jr's 2004 album, "In My Father's Shoes" featured the classic Puente titles and was spun into a BET Jazz television special of the same name. He was seen in a tribute to his father's music on NBC's two hour special--"The Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem." He has also appeared on the ABC soap opera hit "One Life to Live" in performance with his big band and most recently was featured on ABC hit, "Dancing With The Stars." Tito, Jr.'s latest CD release, "Got Mambo?" is a mixture of the old and the new as he takes a musical departure into some powerful new music he can truly call his own. Guest artists Bobby Cruz and Hansel & Raul help make this a coming of age project for Puente, Jr. and the album is receiving heavy praise from Tropical and Latin Jazz critics alike.

Trumpeter Steffen Kuehn (whose 2008 release 'Trumpop' was nominated for a Grammy for 'Best Contemporary Jazz Album') and Pianist Christian Tumalan (whose resume includes Tony Vega, Johnny Rivera, Rubén Blades, Ray Obiedo and Kenny Washington among many others) are both experienced bandleaders in their own right. They founded this Latin Salsa Big Band to build upon the great Latin Big Band sounds of the 1940's through the 1960's.

With over 20 years of experience in the music industry, pianist, composer, producer and band leader Marlow Rosado has developed a powerful portfolio working with some of the top artists in the Latin music industry. With 11 prior Grammy nominations, this year he added his first Grammy statue for his most recent release -- Retro, an all-star homage to the classic salsa sounds of the 70's -- which won the 2013 American Grammy for "Best Tropical Album of The Year". Rosado's influence can be felt on records by Ricky Martin, Elvis Crespo, Alejandra Guzman and El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. He is currently based out of Miami, Florida.

Featured vocalist Willy Torres is a three-time Grammy Award winner and eight-times nominated, he has received the Alex Ambassador and multiple Billboard awards. Joining Willy is Grammy-nominated Latin jazz vocalist, Alexa Weber Morales.

PMO's members have performed and/or recorded with the industries' biggest names like Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Ray DeLa Paz, Jose Lugo Guasabara Orchestra, Los Adolescentes, Isaac Delgado, Gilberto Santarosa, Tito Rojas, La India, Victor Manuelle and many others.