As we all metabolize the extension of New York on pause, we will continue to lean on music for encouragement and resiliency. This week, Slim Gaillard has been on our mind as an inspiration to keep our sense of humor.
Now more than ever, we are deeply appreciative to all our teachers, performing artists, students and supporters for helping us keep the “Jazz Power ON.”
Our students love singing “Potato Chips,” by Slim Gaillard. Here, Derek sings the first verse, followed by fun encouragement by Vicky Ortiz, our vocal teacher.
Latin JazzPowerON gave us a glimpse of our performers’ passion and artistry, showcasing performances, along with their own musical and personal journeys. We are continuing to highlight their commitment, with JazzPowerON Stories. This week, hear the story from multifaceted and expert percussionist Wilson Torres.
Wilson Torres is a Dominican American percussionist who grew up in Washington Heights NYC and graduated from Manhattan School of Music. Wilson performed In The Heights on Broadway by Inwood’s own Lin-Manuel Miranda and will appear in the upcoming film adaptation.
Get moving and DANCE with this Slim Gaillard song from 1954 – listen and get the moves to Mishugana Mambo!
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