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, the former Executive Director of Bronx Council on the Arts and BMHC Consultant (2/11 – 8/12)

Will Calhoun, drummer, composer and Grammy-winner

Dr. Valerie Capers, Bronx-born pianist and educator

Joe Conzo, Jr., world-renowned Hip Hop photographer

DJ Jazzy J, one of the most important DJs associated with Afrika Bambaatta and Zulu Nation

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

Maxine Gordon, Senior Interviewer and Jazz Researcher for the Bronx African American History Project

Grandmaster Caz, one of the founders of the Cold Crush Brothers

Ray Mantilla, Bronx-born percussionist and bandleader

Elena Martínez, a Bronx-born folklorist at City Lore

Dr. Mark Naison, founder and principal investigator of the Bronx African American History Project and professor at Fordham

Jimmy Owens, Bronx-born jazz trumpeter and music educator

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

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

Willie Rodriguez, Founder of the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music

Bobby Sanabria, Grammy-nominated percussionist and bandleader

Felix Sarpong, CEO of Victory Entertainment International and Head Dean at IS 339 in the South Bronx

Fred Sepulveda, muralist, D.J., and owner of TME Studios

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