Dancing Encouraged! Where Salsa Meets Jazz! This evening is devoted to the works of the Masters of Latin Jazz, such as: Tito Puente, sometimes called the "King of Latin Jazz" or simply "El Rey" ("The King"), who made an indelible mark on Latin and popular culture. Puente was and continues to be a highly revered musical legend in Latin music and jazz circles. Bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. - Eddie Palmieri has skillfully fused the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Featuring a line-up of seasoned pros performing their interpretations of the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Latino NYC. Latin Jazz Express" is what happens when the sophisticated sounds of jazz mix it up with the red-hot Latin rhythms of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the streets of NYC.