SF Jazz Fest 1999 with Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Israel "Cachao" Lopez at the SF Civic

Oct 23 1999


The biggest salsa dance party of the year returns to the Civic Auditorium, this year starring three of the all-time legends of Latin music.

With more than 100 albums, multiple Grammy Awards, and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame to his credit, "King of Salsa" Tito Puente is a titan of Latin music, supercharging his orchestra with his virtuoso timbale-playing.

Pianist Eddie Palmieri combines a huge range of Latin styles with bebop influences for a musical mix as eclectic as it is explosive; as The New York Times said of this five-time Grammy-winner: "Intensity is his business."

The inventor of the mambo in 1938 and the descarga (a Cuban jam session) in 1957, Israel "Cachao" Lopez is one of the most influential musicians of the century and a Cuban national treasure; with his exuberant bass playing, he propels his ensemble through a sound "as hypnotic and varied and inevitable as the surf crashing on shore" (New York Daily News).

[Please note: This concert ends at 1:00am.]

Link to SF Jazz Fest.

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