Celia Cruz Students Rehearse With Jazz Legend

(l-r) Musicians Eric Doob, Zach Brown, James Shipp and Chris Aschman were excited to jam on the xylophone.
Photo by Laura Stone

Jazz legend Paquito D’Rivera mentored Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music students as they rehearsed for their upcoming musical performance on Sunday, May 7 at Lehman College.

The students premiered their new work of poetry and music celebrating the natural and cultural diversity of the Caribbean under the blue whale in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday, May 13.

(l-r) Trombonists Steven, Christopher and Melissa and trumpeters Lisselis, Emanuel, Jeffrey and Albert practiced as Paquito D’Rivera listened.
Photo by Laura Stone

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