Salsa Con Jazz

Sunday, 4 to 6pm

Salsa Con Jazz has been part of KUVO for its entire history, but under different program names.  The show has always provided salsa, mambo and cha cha chá dancers, as well as Latin Jazz aficionados, a unique program for Colorado and the nation. Janine Santana plays the best Latin jazz, mambo, new releases, roots music and salsa-old and new, from Machito to Tito Puente, from Eddie Palmieri to Fania All-Stars, from the Spanish Harlem Orchestra to the Afro-Cuban All-Sras and beyond, all for your listening and dancing pleasure

Born on April 20, 1923 in New York City, Tito Puente - also known as “El Rey” and "The King"-  was a pioneering force in music. Renown for fusing styles, Puente added an irresistible big-band spin to traditional Afro-Caribbean music.

In 1948, Puente formed the Tito Puente Orchestra. He is quoted in The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music saying, "We play jazz with the Latin touch, that's all, you know."

By the end of his lengthy career, Puente was considered a legend in both Latin music and jazz.