Jazzmobile Block Party
August 23, 2018 • 4:00PM to 9:00PM
The grand finale to our summer season!
4pm : Family Fun Activities
5pm : Jeremy Bosch Quartet
7pm : Featuring Roland Guerrero Quartet
This is a free event!
Empanada Papa is also joining us as our food vendor.
About the musicians:
Music has been at the heart of Jeremy Bosch’s life for as long as he can remember. As a child growing up in Puerto Rico, he played percussion and sang at his local church, while his family raised him on a diverse melee of classics by legends such as Barry White, Earth Wind & Fire, Miles Davis, Hector Lavoe, Chicago and Tony Bennett, to name a few. It didn’t take long for his musical talent to manifest: at the young age of 15, the prodigy received a full scholarship to a summer performance program at Berklee’s College of Music, an honor he was awarded again and again into his late teens.
It was during these formative years that Bosch had his first professional experience as an artist, playing alongside Puerto Rican percussionist legend Giovanni Hidalgo and his All Star Band. Suddenly, Bosch knew he was destined for a career in music.
It’s been a long and transformative road since Bosch’s summers at Berklee. He has performed across the globe at concerts and festivals in Europe, South America, North America and the Caribbean. Most recently, DeJesus had the honor of performing as a band leader at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. He also performed alongside Grammy Award winner Sergio George and the Salsa Giants in New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden.
As an artist, Bosch has grown to find inspiration not just in fellow musicians, but also in luminaries from a wide range of artistic paths and disciplines. From actors and actresses to writers and athletes, Bosch maintains that a powerful work ethic and dedication to one’s passion is the true source of his artistic influence.
After all, the title Bosch holds goes far beyond that of ‘musician.’ A classically trained composer and forward-thinking visionary, he strives to produce music that can be experienced by all the senses.
Born in New York, Roland is a descendant of the Garifuna of Honduras. Roland is an alumnus of The Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division. Roland has performed, recorded, and toured internationally in the bands of numerous masters of jazz and latin music, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Chico O’Farrill’s Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra (featured in the film “Calle 54” by Fernando Trueba), saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, trombonist and conch shell master Steve Turre, trumpet players Roy Hargrove and Nicholas Payton, steel pan master Andy Narrell, vocalists Jon Lucien, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Rene Marie, bassists Andy Gonzalez and Charles Fambrough , vibraphonist Dave Samuels, flutist Dave Valentin, guitarist Hiram Bullock, pianists Randy Weston and Onaje Allen Gumbs and legendary conga master Mongo Santamaria, just to name a few. Roland has performed on Broadway and was a member of the orchestra on for the National Touring Company of Walt Disney’s “The Lion King” and “FELA” as well as the Broadway production of “In The Heights” and has also performed on network television with NBC’s Saturday Night Live Band. Roland has toured internationally with Nigerian superstar Femi Kuti (the son of the legendary musical pioneer and creator of Afro Beat, Fela) as well as recording with Grammy Award winning rap artist, Andre 3000 of Outkast.
Roland currently performs with The Bronx Latin Jazz All Stars and on occasion with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra directed by Wynton Marsalis as well as free-lancing with numerous musicians on the New York City music scene.
As an instructor and lecturer Roland has conducted workshops and master classes in Afro -Latin Percussion at the Jazzmobile Jazz Workshop in Harlem, NYU and has been on the faculty at The New School Jazz and Contemporary music program at the Parsons School of Design in NYC, the Harlem School of the Arts and The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.