Music Advisory Board

The Bronx Music Heritage Center relies on the expertise of its Music Advisory Board, which includes GRAMMY winners, music historians, artists and community members.

Bill Aguado, Former Executive Director of Bronx Council on the Arts

José Francisco Avila, Director, Garifuna Coalition Inc.

Will Calhoun, Grammy-winning bandleader and drummer

Dr. Valerie Capers, Bronx-born jazz pianist and educator

Joe Conzo, Jr., Award-winning photographer

Patty Dukes, Hip Hop artist, co-founder of Circa 95

Wallace Edgecombe, former Director of Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture

Dr. Maxine Gordon, Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP)

Grandmaster Caz, Hip Hop MC, co-founder of the Cold Crush Brothers

Rachel Kara Pérez, a Bronx-born and based award-winning artist and educator

Bharati Kemraj, Dancer and founder of the Bharati Dance Academy

Ray Mantilla, Bronx-born Jazz and Latin jazz bandleader and percussionist

Alan Merrill, Rock & Roll musician

Dr. Mark Naison, History professor, Fordham University; Founder of the Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP)

Jimmy Owens, Bronx-born Jazz trumpeter and music educator; NEA Jazz Master

Reph Star, Hip Hop artist and co-founder of Circa ’95

Angel R. Rodriguez, Sr., Percussionist and founder of Bronx Living Legend series

Rodstarz, Hip Hop artist, Rebel Diaz Arts Collective

Dr. William Rodríguez, Latin Jazz pianist; founder of Celia Cruz High School

Felix Sarpong, CEO of Victory Entertainment International

Salieu Suso, Kora musician