Jazz Caliente celebrates Jazz April | April 18, 2013

Tito Puente  1923-2000 credit:

Tito Puente 1923-2000

We’ve been celebrating Jazz April (Jazz Appreciation Month + International Jazz Day April 30) by posting birthday remembrances of the legendary jazz artists who were born this month.

Latin Jazz innovators, percussionists and bandleaders are well-represented in April too:  Tito Puente, pictured above, was born on April 20, 1923.  Others include Mongo Santamaria 4/7/17, Candido Camero 4/22/21, and Ray Barretto 4/29/29.

Here they all are for your listening and dancing pleasure:

Listen for the Latin Jazz masters on Jazz Caliente, Thursdays at 2pm on KPLU’s Mid Day Jazz!


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    A blog about Jazz, Blues, Latin Jazz, New Orleans, musician's stories and more. My name is Robin Lloyd and I've been involved in jazz radio and the music business for over 30 years. This is my personal blog.

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