“Bobby and the Multiverse are a powerful force for good and I am proud and happy to raise my voice with them,” said Siegel in the event's press release.
Professor Sanabria added, "Our concert will celebrate the Village’s legacy of culture and creativity, especially its rich history with the Puerto Rican community, which started with tobacco workers settling there in the early 20th century and continued with the Salsa Meets Jazz series at the Village Gate, the New Rican Village, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and Adela's restaurant. Janis and I have been talking about doing something together for a long time, so it's finally happening in a big way. I'll also be featuring two of my former talented NYU student musicians as guests who both represent the future of the music – alto saxophonist Jade Elliott and tenor saxophonist David Hovanisyan. And if that weren't enough, NYU music students will be performing around the surrounding areas of the park before the concert. It will be an exciting afternoon of big band Latin jazz and salsa, so we hope the entire NYU community comes out in full force. And the best part? It's free!"