Musical Artist, Vocalist, Educator, Clinician, Music Director, Recording Engineer, Recording Studio, Production Coordinator, Author, Editor, Freelance Writer, Street Team
Tell us a little about your background...
I'm a 5th generation musician from my family in Puerto Rico. I'm a one stop shop type, I arrange, compose and write lyrics to my original compositions. I was employed by the US Navy Music Program as an Enlisted Bandleader. I lead bands such as The US Navy Steel Band, The US Navy Show Band and many others. I have a bachelors in Music Ed. in Percussion, a Masters of Arts in Percussion and an Associates of Arts in Italian Studies. I'm currently producing my 3rd CD production of Salsa Music.
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Thru a local musician named Ricky Carrido
What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist, Piano, Bass, Drums, Steel Drums, Percussion, Trombone, Guitar, Other
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
Saludos estuve oyendo tu musica y esta caliente. Vi tambien que estuvistes en el Navy. Soy veterano del Army (67-77). Solo queria saludarte y que sigas bien en tus exitos. Tenemos unos cuantos Puerto Riqueños en este web site.
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."