In 1950, the Palladium gained in stature because of the Big Three:
- Tito Puente
- Tito Rodríguez
The popularity of Perez Prado's Mambo No. 5 (1952) was taking everyone by storm.
The Palladium became the place to be seen at. Different jazz musicians and celebrities would sit in and play with the Latin bands:
52nd Street: Birdland, The Onyx and CuBop City. Jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter, who lived in the NYC area during the heyday of the Palladium Ballroom, composed a piece during the 1970s called "Palladium" while a member of the seminal jazz-fusion group Weather Report. The song appears on their Heavy Weather (album) and features a driving Latin Rhythm among other delights.
I thought it interesting that there were two Palladiums but Jerry never performed here.