Tuesday NOV 6

Bringing joy and smiles to the elderly by way of music and songs…
Bringing joy and smiles to the elderly by way of music and songs…

Juan is the “Guest Guitarist” at Washington Irving High School, Union Square, NYC (1974).

Juan, with Puerto Rican choreographer Angie Hernandez, preparing for an event at La Plaza Cultural (a garden on 9th street Avenue C).

Juan performing with Puerto Rican poet and playwright, Tato Laviera (with white hat) at the Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center.

Juan with singer / song writer Jan Christensen at the Cancer Survivor Annual Luncheon, Beth Israel Medical Center, June 2015.

Juan helping to promote Loisaida Center's "LoisaidaConnect2017" at the  “Guardians of Loisaida” Festivity on East 9th street, NYC. 

Puerto Rican Youth Folk Dancers with Juan prepared to perform.

Juan with Puerto Rican artist, Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez, at the Loisaida Center “Guardians of Loisaida” event.

Juan performing at the Howl Festival in Tompkins Square Park, here back stage with world renowned Puerto Rican cuatro player Yomo Toro and bass player Hector Gonzalez.

Juan performs with singer/song writer and community activist DASO at the “Guardians of Loisaida” festivity at the Loisaida Center.

Juan performing at the Nuyorican Poets Café on East 3rd street in the East Village with singer/song writer and community activist DASO.

Puerto Rican Bomba Dancer in traditional wardrobe performing with Juan at the Howl Festival at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village.

Culture, Diversity, Commerce – Juan has a platform to support all of these critical aspects of community life and will work with individuals and groups of all classes, races and cultural backgrounds, religious traditions, and lifestyles, and find common ground. For example, Juan has been a musician since childhood and understands the importance of the arts. He will promote arts and culture in our community. 


Juan performing with children at PS 19 in Gramercy Park.

Juan (trombone player in the center) attended the High School of Music & Art in New York City, is performing with fellow musicians at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts now located on Amsterdam Avenue and 65th street in Manhattan (Archive—New York Teacher-May 13, 1973).

Juan's first time to hold a musical instrument was in 5th grade at PS 15, the Roberto Clemente School on east 4th street.