The Bend Surgery Center CenterStage Series
19-piece big band playing Salsa, Mambo, Latin Jazz and Cha Cha's.
PACIFIC MAMBO ORCHESTRA with TITO PUENTE, JR.
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Call it an extravaganza, not a concert. In just three years, the 19-piece Pacific Mambo Orchestra has taken San Francisco and the West Coast by storm. Playing Salsa, Mambo, Latin Jazz and Cha Cha’s, the big band injects a fresh, bold, contemporary sound into traditional Latin music of the 1940s through the ’60s.
Special guest Tito Puente, Jr. plays the energetic rhythms and contagious melodies of his legendary father for a new generation. “People who don’t know anything about Latin music know my father,” Tito Jr. confides. “And people always smile when they say my father’s name! That is a very special gift I have been given.”
In addition, Marlow Rosado, the Music Director and pianist for the Orchestra, recently won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Tropical Album “Retro.” The Tower Theatre Foundation’s executive director, Ray Solley, concludes, “It all adds up to an evening to dance in the aisles!”
In just three years, this 19-piece big band has taken San Francisco and the West Coast by storm. Playing Salsa, Mambo, Latin Jazz and Cha Cha's, they inject traditional Latin music of the 1940s through the ’60s with a fresh, bold, contemporary sound. Tito Puente, Jr. plays the energetic rhythms and contagious melodies of his legendary father for a new generation. It’s an evening of dancing in the aisles!
“Call it an extravaganza, not a concert!” –San Antonio Express-News
Performance Sponsor: Sally Russell
PMO plays the music of Latin giants such as Machito, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and many others and include those rich traditions with their own contemporary and original arrangements. Pacific Mambo Orchestra is currently the only Latin Big Band fully active on the West Coast.
PMO’s instrumentation consists of 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, 5 Saxophones, Piano, Bass, Timbales, Congas, Bongos and the female Lead singer Alexis Guillen.
PMO’s members have performed and/or recorded with the industries’ biggest names like Carlos Santana, Ray DeLa Paz, Jose Lugo Guasabara Orchestra, Los Adolescentes, Isaac Delgado, Gilberto Santarosa, Tito Rojas, La India, Victor Manuelle and many others.