PHOTOS BY Ron Elkman
Primarily a trombonist, Colón also sings, writes, produces and acts. He is also involved in municipal politics in New York City.
Colón received the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Over the course of his career, he has collaborated with notable musicians such as the Fania All Stars, Héctor Lavoe, Rubén Blades, David Byrne, and Celia Cruz.
A local teacher made the journey from female to male over the summer.
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