Multi-talented Chris Washburne (who is also a professor at Columbia University), has recorded over 150 albums and performed with the greatest names in music, including, Tito Puente, Marc Anthony, Justin Timberlake, Ray Barretto, Anthony Braxton, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri, Celia Cruz, and Ruben Blades. His books include Sounding Salsa: Performing Latin Music in New York (Temple University Press, 2008). He was voted "Rising Star of the Trombone" in the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Downbeat Critic's Poll.
Caroline Brettell received her BA degree from Yale University and Ph.D. from Brown University. She has carried out research on aspects of international migration in Portugal, France, and the United States. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, she is also the author, co-author/editor or co-editor of 14 books, including Citizenship, Immigration and Belonging: Immigrants in Europe and the United States (co-edited with Deborah Reed-Danahay; Rutgers University Press); and Twenty-first Century Gateways: Immigrant Incorporation in Suburban America (co-edited with Audrey Singer and Susan W. Hardwick; The Brookings Institution).
C. Daniel Dawson
A multi-talented artist, Prof. Dawson has worked as a photographer, filmmaker, curator, arts administrator, consultant and scholar. He has served as Curator of Photography, Film and Video at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Curatorial Consultant and Director of Education at the Museum for African Art (NYC). As a scholar, he has lectured worldwide, and taught seminars at Columbia, New York, and Yale Universities. He is a currently a curatorial consultant for La Casita, a division of Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors specializing in presenting international oral traditions, and an exhibition curatorial consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center.