Tito Puente Jr. to perform at the Ritz in Newburgh

Raised by the greatest and more than just a torchbearer of the family brand, Latin jazz legend Tito Puente, Jr. performs at the Ritz Theater in Newburgh, Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m. Puente’s orchestra includes baritone, tenor and alto sax, one or two trombones and two trumpets. “That’s something that’s lacking today,” he notes. “They don’t have that power of the brass section.” A five-piece rhythm section with conga, timbales, bass, piano and trap set completes the ensemble.

Proceeds from this concert benefit the Nora Cronin Presentation Academy Student Scholarship Fund. Tickets cost $25 for general concert/dance admission only; $50 for reserved-table concert seating and hors d’oeuvres; $100 for reserved-table concert seating, hors d’ oeuvres, 6:30 p.m. Tito Jr. “Meet & Greet” and dance lesson. The Ritz Theater is located at 107 Broadway in Newburgh. To order tickets, call (800) 838-3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3339037.