Hostos Events

    Saturday | November 12 | 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday   | November 13 | 4:00 p.m.

    or call the Hostos Box Office at (718) 518-4455
    M-F, 10am to 5pm and two hours before show time

    Reserved Seating $100, $85, $65, $45
    Call for Student, Senior & Group Discounts

Tito Rodríguez, Jr. leads his father’s famous 16-piece orchestra with multi-Grammy Award winner Gilberto Santa Rosa – El Caballero de la Salsa. Together they perform Tito’s most iconic songs – from his mambos, cha-cha-chas, and guaguancós, to his romantic boleros and fiery torch songs – from Mama Güela to Tiemblas!

Joe conzo

Hosted by Joe Conzo, Sr., acclaimed Latin music historian
and author of Mambo Diablo: My Journey with Tito Puente.

Known as El Inolvidable, Tito Rodríguez (1923-1973) rose to the pinnacle of Latin music in the 1950s to the early 1970s, leaving behind a cultural and musical legacy. Born in Puerto Rico, he came to New York in the 1940s. With his elegant voice, graceful manner and impeccable style, he found great success leading his own band, becoming one of the original three Mambo Kings of the Palladium Ballroom in the 50s and 60s, alongside Machito and Tito Puente. His musical and cultural impact are incalculable – influencing salsa greats from Cheo Feliciano, Ismael Miranda to Gilberto Santa Rosa – and forever living in the hearts of his fans, admirers and family.

The son of the legendary Puerto Rican singer, Tito Rodríguez, Jr. is one of the leading timbaleros and bandleaders in Latin music today. His performances and recordings - in the classic tradition of his father - are stamped with his own signature sound inspired by the big bands of the past with a contemporary twist. In sustaining this musical legacy, his parents remain a source of inspiration. His performances around the world have delighted audiences at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, El Día Nacional de la Salsa, the Concord Jazz Festival, and more.

Known as el Caballero de la Salsa, Gilberto Santa Rosa’s musical elegance and style has made him one of the most prominent figures in popular music. His countless accolades include seven Grammy Awards and the Guinness World Record Holder for the most #1 hits on Billboard’s Tropical albums chart (12 in total) - making him one of the most successful Latin music vocalists in the world. Influenced greatly by Tito Rodriguez, Santa Rosa has done much to keep the iconic singer’s musical legacy and memory alive, from collecting records, photos and musical instruments to recording an album of Tito Rodriguez’ songs.



  • All Adults:: Must show proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative PCR Test taken 7 days prior with a valid Photo ID.
  • Children 5 and Over: Must show proof of vaccination OR a negative PCR Test taken 7 days prior.
  • Masking: Masking inside the theater is required.
  • Vaccinated is defined as having received 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Only valid, physical CDC cards or the NYS Excelsior Pass are accepted.