Cinco Son, led by Berklee alumnus, drummer Pablo Bencid (Venezuela), is a musical project that joins the talents of some of the finest musicians in the New England Latin music scene. Their music ranges from Latin jazz to funk-infused timba to reggae renditions of salsa classics. The group is comprised of Dominican percussionist/singer Vicente Lebrón, singer/bassist Alex Alvear (Ecuador), trombonist Angel Subero (Venezuela), and keyboardist Matt Jenson (Boston).
The Tito Puente Latin Music Series takes place in June, July, and August at outdoor locations across Boston. The seven-concert series is an infectious soundscape of salsa, timba, mambo, bolero, jazz, funk, soul, groove, and more. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from Puerto Rico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Cuba, and throughout Latin America.
Tito Puente Latin Music Series is presented by Berklee College of Music, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, ParkARTS, and the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events. The series is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City, which features over 80 free outdoor concerts throughout the Boston area from May to September. As presenting sponsor of the 2011 concert series, Natixis Global Asset Management is committed to preserving cultural experience through the power of music.