Tito Puente

Tito Puente
Puente in 1996
Puente in 1996
Background information
Birth nameErnest Anthony Puente Jr.
Born(1923-04-20)April 20, 1923
New York City, U.S.
DiedJune 1, 2000(2000-06-01) (aged 77)
New York City, U.S.
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active1946–2000

Ernest Anthony Puente Jr. (April 20, 1923 – June 1, 2000),[1] commonly known as Tito Puente, was an American musician, songwriter, bandleader, timbalero, and record producer. He composed dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz music.

Puente and his music have appeared in films including The Mambo Kings and Fernando Trueba's Calle 54. He guest-starred on television shows, including Sesame Street and The Simpsons two-part episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns?".

  1. ^ Tito Puente biography. BookRags.com. Retrieved October 31, 2012.

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