Willie Colón
1950
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Willie Colon’s 1973 Crime Pays record cover
Courtesy of the New York Public Library Prints and Photographs Division

Willie Colón es músico, compositor, productor y arreglista musical ganador del Premio Grammy. Willie Colón ha vendido más de 30 millones de discos en el transcurso de su carrera. La música de Willie Colón ha tenido gran influencia en la corriente musical denominada Latino Jazz. Además, su particular estilo musical ha servido de inspiración a artistas de distintos géneros musicales. También se ha dedicado al activismo comunitario, fomentando los derechos civiles y abogando por una mayor participación de la juventud hispana en las artes.

He is a Grammy Award-winning musician, composer, producer and arranger who has sold over 30 million records during the course of his career. Colon’s music has been influential in the Latino Jazz movement and his unique sound has inspired other artists across several different genres. He is also a committed community activist who has worked on promoting civil rights and greater access to the arts for Hispanic youth.

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