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East Boston concert to conclude Berklee's Tito Puente Latin Music Series

Posted by Jeremy C. Fox  July 24, 2013 01:50 PM

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The Latin Heartbeat Orchestra will play on the East Boston Greenway to conclude the Tito Puente Latin Music Series.

Berklee College of Music will conclude its six-concert Tito Puente Latin Music Series with an August show on the East Boston Greenway, the college announced Wednesday.

The 13-piece Latin Heartbeat Orchestra will play a selection of classic salsa numbers and original compositions in a free performance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 42 Marginal St., the college said. The series is part of Berklee Summer in the City, presented by Natixis Global Asset Management.

The East Boston performance will include free salsa lessons beginning at 6 p.m., provided by MetaMovements, the college said.

The Latin Heartbeat Orchestra was founded by William Mendoza and includes Berklee alumnus Brian Wallace on trumpet, Berklee said.

Other members include vocalists Carlos Olivera and Julio Salgado; percussionists Jesse “Timbalon” Perez, Edgar “Papo” Jimmy, and Tony Gonzalez; bassist Evan Runyon; Damian Curtis on piano; Anthony Sisson on trumpet; Dave Zoni and James Monaghan on trombone; and Andrew Studenski on baritone saxophone.

The annual series includes artists in the salsa, Afro-Latin, bolero, Caribbean, danzón, funk, jazz, and R&B traditions, the college said, with performers that include Berklee students, alumni, and faculty, as well as famous Latin American artists.

Other remaining performers for 2013 include trombonist Jimmy Bosch at O'Day Park in the South End at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, and sonero Jesus Pagan & Orquesta at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, in Mission Hill’s Sheehy Park.

The series is presented by Berklee’s Office of Community Affairs and Campus Engagement, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, and the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events.

For more information on the Tito Puente Latin Music Series and other Berklee Summer in the City events, visit berklee.edu/events/summer.

Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at jeremy.fox@globe.com.
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Trombonist Jimmy Bosch will play at O'Day Park in the South End on Aug. 1 as part of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series.

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