KCC Productions and Pinecrest Gardens present the Sons of Legends Saturday 11/12/11

KCC Productions and Pinecrest Gardens present the Sons of Legends Saturday
November 12, at 8 PM
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road

Comprising the sons of three of the the greatest legends in Latin Jazz, the band continue the tradition of Tito Puente (son Tito, Jr.), Mario Rivera (son Phoenix), and Jorge Dalto (son Miles) presenting the finest music of its kind. Tickets are $20-$25. For more information call 305.669.6990 or visit pinecrest-fl.gov.

Visiting from New York City, Sons of Legends (“S.O.L.”) is a new Latin Jazz band composed of the sons of some of Latin Jazz’s greatest musicians.

Phoenix Rivera, leader of the band, is one of the leading drummers on the New York jazz scene and son of the immortal Dominican saxophonist Mario Rivera. Highly regarded by musicians, critics, and audiences alike, Phoenix’s ambition is to make this band an echo of the previous generation while at the same time branching out in new directions in Latin jazz.

The comparison is inevitable. How could it be otherwise? Tito Puente Jr., on timbales, carries his father with him – imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul. It’s in his looks, his joy, and his music. Tito, Jr.’s new CD release, “Got Mambo?” is a mixture of the old and the new as he takes a musical departure into some powerful new music he can truly call his own. The album is receiving heavy praise from Tropical and Latin Jazz critics alike.

Native New Yorker Miles Dalto has been playing piano from the age of five, with his father, legendary pianist Jorge Dalto, as his biggest inspiration. Miles plays it all, blending classic jazz with soul, funk and modern influences, creating his unique style. Miles has been hailed for his award winning performances at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center.

On percussion is Ismael “Bongo” Bruno, godson of the great conguero Carlos “Patato” Valdés, and who played with David Johansen in the ’80’s and Buster Poindexter in the ’90’s.

Also featured tonight are Pepe Aparicio on bass and Luis Disla on saxophone.

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