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Panel Discussion: “Don’t Call it Salsa”
The Impact of Tito Puente on Latin Music

Loren Schoenberg, Founder and Senior Scholar of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, moderates a panel discussion on Tito Puente’s impact on Latin jazz and Latin music. Panelists include: Latin Jazz percussionist and educator Annette Aguilar; Puente archivist, biographer, and confidante, Joe Conzo, Sr., bassist / bandleader Carlos Henriquez; the eminent Latin musicologist and record producer René López; former Puente Music Director Joseì Madera; percussionist and Típica‘73 founder, John “Dandy” Rodrìguez, and Tito Puente’s eldest son, vibraphonist Ronnie Puente.


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