Frankie Morales and his Mambo of the Times Orquestra

June 21, 2015 | 2:00 pm | 110th Street at Lenox Avenue | New York, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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An artist since his youth, Efrain “Frankie” Morales began singing backup for Latin legend Joe Bataan at age fourteen, and over the next few years sang with Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz, Ismael Rivera, Ismael Miranda, Pellin Rodriguez, and Cheo Feliciano. Following a year spent singing backup for Tito Nieves, Frankie became the lead singer for the orchestra “El Rey Del Timbal”, Ernesto “Tito” Puente. Frankie still holds the position of Lead Vocalist with the Tito Puente Orchestra. Frankie Morales is an acclaimed artist with many awards and honors, who notes that some of his finest hours were those spent recording “Tito Puente Mambo Birdland” and “Masterpiece”, Puente’s final album and collaboration with “The Great” Eddie Palmieri, both of which won Grammy Awards.

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