Wed, Sep 15, 2021

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Latin Jazz music, dance and conversation with Xavier Walsh and Eileen Torres of the Roberto Ocasio Foundation.
Entertaining and inspiring people of all cultures--The Roberto Ocasio Foundation brings Latin jazz to the community through the music and education legacy of Roberto Ocasio--concerts & events, lectures, demonstrations, diversity projects, and annual resident Latin Jazz Camp at Case Western Reserve University.


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Xavier Walsh

Gifted instrumentalist, Xavier Walsh, can make his piano and other instruments sing and dance with tunes from the Latin genre plus jazz, rock, classical, and electronic music.  A junior at St. Ignatius High School, he studies at The Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Camp and with top local music educators and performs and wows audiences all around Cleveland.


Xavier Walsh is a Cleveland native and currently a Junior at St. Ignatius High School.  Xavier is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in piano and saxophone. He has performed in many venues in Cleveland in a multitude of musical genres, including rock, jazz, classical, and electronic music.  At age 10 he wrote the theme music for the documentary movie "Know Human Trafficking."  He has performed and trained with Grammy Winner Bobby Sanabria through his participation in the Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Foundation, studied saxophone with Ernie Krivda and Dave Kasper, and wowed the ears of many Clevelanders. 


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Eileen Torres

Historian, educator, and producer of salsa music and dance, Eileen Torres has taught Latin social dances to thousands and conducted hundreds of presentations for The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian, National Geographic Society, numerous colleges and universities and nearly every U.S. Government agency.  As a Trustee, she provides cultural and dance programs for the Ocasio Foundation. 

TROF Trustee/Camp Latin Dance Advisor (Eileen Torres) – Well known for her work in the salsa music and dance business, Eileen is a highly respected historian, educator, premier promoter, events producer, and sought-after dance instructor, lending her expertise to performances with national and international recording stars, teaching Latin dance to thousands of people, and conducting hundreds of presentations, workshops, and events for major colleges and universities, U.S. Government agencies, and cultural institutions including The Smithsonian, Kennedy Center, National Geographic Society and many more.  A native of Lorain, Ohio, her volunteer work with TROF includes Latin music events and educational and cultural programs for NE Ohio communities.

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