In September of 2014, I began working with Casita Maria and Arturo O'Farrill as an oral historian on the Guerrilla Jazz Project. Arturo is heading a brand new combo of Bronx based musicians called Blitz. Blitz includes Arturo O'Farrill, Will Calhoun, Bam Bam Rodriguez, Alejandro Avilés and Kali Rodriguez-Peña. Each musician was assigned to compose a piece based on an oral history interview with a longtime Bronx native.
These compositions were performed in pop-up performances in surprising places across the Bronx in 2015.