Latin Jazz and Art Festival

World class Latin Jazz musicians Rico Monaco Band with Special Guest Star Tito Puente Jr. perform at the upcoming El Sentinel's Latin Jazz and Art Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Lake Concord Park located at 95 Triplet Lake Drive behind Casselberry City Hall.

This year’s incredible Latin Jazz & Art Festival will feature non-stop high energy Latin Jazz/Rock sounds of the Rico Monaco Band with special guest star, Tito Puente Jr.

Rico is an award winning guitarist, songwriter, producer, and band leader. He has led his band (sometimes as large as 17 pieces) with great success to shows in Paris, France, New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, Dallas, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and many other concert locations. Rico’s performance abilities, songwriting & production skills paved the way for his band to win a national battle of the bands sponsored by Hard Rock Café and Cabo Wabo Tequila. He was honored as “Musician of the Year” in 2002 (JINO Awards, Orlando FL) and has received other awards, such as eight-time Best Latin Rock Act in Orlando, Song of the Year “Tell Me”, and CD of the Year. Rico Monaco Band’s latest release in 2019, Hey Tito featuring Tito Puente Jr. and wrote the great song Hey Tito as a tribute to the late great Tito Puente! Tito Puente Jr. is a guest on many of the tracks of this release. The band released their rockin’ version of “Oye Como Va featuring Tito Puente Jr in April 2019.

Special guest star and award winning musician, Tito Puente Jr. is leaving his own mark on the music world while still honoring the legacy of his father, Tito Puente. Tito Jr. carries the maestro’s name, infectious smile, larger than life spirit, bravura showmanship and passion for sharing Latin jazz with the world. His determination to continue his dad’s momentum exposes the big band mamba sounds to those who did not experience the essence of Latin music created by his father, Tito Puente.

A Latin Art Exhibit at City Hall titled "Arte Eleva" (Art Elevates) will be available for viewing during the concert from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. This colorful exhibit will feature Florida's most renowned Latin artists.

Along with great Latin Jazz and Art, this event will feature savory cuisine, specialty vendors, Latin dance presentations, live art demonstrations, colorful artists booths and delightful children’s activities. Everyone is invited to bring blankets, chairs and all of their friends this the lakefront festive party.

Parking will be available at Target and Home Depot and various surrounding lots. Disabled parking is available in front of the Casselberry Police Department.

This event is sponsored by El Sentinel/Orlando Sentinel, WUCF and the City of Casselberry. For more information call (407) 262-7700, Ext. 1507 or email the Recreation Division.