Tito Puente, Jr. Thrilled To Be Part Of Fight Night Extravaganza
Talented Florida-based Musician Will Perform At Hialeah Park On “Noche De Combates” Night May 1
Hialeah, FL / April 29, 2014 – As part of the historic “Noche De Combates” boxing extravaganza on Thursday May 1, 2014, Hialeah Park Race Track & Casino will welcome popular musician Tito Puente, Jr. to perform during what is expected to be “a night to remember” at this iconic South Florida venue.
“I am so thrilled to be part of the festivities,” said Puente. “It’s going to be a great night for Hialeah, for the boxing fans of South Florida, and for Hialeah Park & Casino. I am honored that John Brunetti, Sr. (owner of Hialeah Park) has asked me to perform a number of my songs on Thursday night.
“I’ve watched the buzz build for this night since it was first announced,” he added. “Between the fights, the entertainment, and the global television coverage on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, Hialeah Park will enjoy a very special evening in the worldwide spotlight.”
Tito Puente, Jr. has become an audience favorite in casinos, performing arts centers, symphony halls, and jazz festivals worldwide, performing more than 300 shows over the past 5 years.
His 2004 album In My Father’s Shoes featured the classic Puente titles made famous by his late father and was spun into a BET Jazz television special of the same name.
The younger Puente was determined to nurture the musical legacy left by the legendary Tito Puente, Sr., who died at the age of 77 almost 14 years ago. He refused to let his father become a distant memory.
“He was just too vibrant, too exciting. There was magic in the music my father made. It made people happy all over the world.”
More recently, Tito Puente, Jr. released a new album called Get Mambo which has been critically acclaimed as a “coming of age” project by both music critics and fans alike.
FRANK FIORE / VP MARKETING & ENTERTAINMENT