Anthony Armando “Chick” Corea was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1941. He was taught piano at home as a four-year-old, and drums later as an eight-year-old. The adolescent Chick Corea played piano at weddings, bar mitzvahs, and area functions before his graduation from high school.
The New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States, and the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music. Led by newly appointed Music Director Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series and birthday gala
Born and raised in New York, John Bonafede first took his fine art to a serious level when he was accepted into New York Summer School for the Arts (NYSSA) at SUNY Fredonia while in high school. He then attended Syracuse University for painting and then graduated to the School of Visual Arts in Manha