Grand Slam Productions

Grand Slam Productions With over 45 years of experience in the music industry, GrandSlam Productions provides the best quality of professional music for all occasions!
About Willie Ruiz/ CEO of Grand Slam Productions As a Trumpet player and Vocalist, Willie is also a percussionist and Keyboard musician. He is a formidable music composer and arranger for commercial music, Television and film. Also a Pro Tools user, engineering, mixing, and mastering are part of his complete package. Although his current commitments are many, he still finds time to help up and coming vocalist and musicians obtain their goals. In the early 1980’s Willie furthered his music education at Kingsborough Community College and later obtained his B.A. from Lehman College. During this time, he began playing professionally with local New York Salsa Bands at the time such as Ray Baretto, Adalberto Santiago, Larry Harlow, Rafael De Jesus, Conjunto Classico, Fasinación, and Tito Allen to name a few. During this time, he reentered Lehman College and achieved his M.A.T. in Music Education. Willie continues working as a freelance musician and currently works as a music producer and arranger for commercial music. Many local bands he has written for the pass two decades perform many of his arrangements. Willie Ruiz in addition got the honor to perform with American Classic and Modern Jazz artist such as Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, Slide Hamton, Lionel Hampton and Clark Terry. Although he has the knowledge to perform all types of music, he dedicates his life work to his native music. His goal is to keep the quality of music alive. Here are bands and artist he performed with in the 80’s. Orquesta Taibori, Rafael De Jesus, Conjunto Classico, Fasinación, Ray Baretto, Ciela Cruz, Hector Lavoe, Larry Harlow, Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Adlaberto Santiago, Tito Allen, Nester Sanchez, Tipica 88, Los Rodriguez, Hector Casanova, Etc…. The 90’s & Current, Ray Sepulveda, Johnny Rivera, Tito Nieves, Ray Ruiz, Micheal Stuart, Cheo Feliziano, Hector Trichoche, Frankie Negrón, Luis Damón, Miosotis, Brenda “K” Star, Los Hermanos Moreno, Los hermanos Colon, Van Lester, “Yanko”, Janet Sol. Los Soneros Del Barrio, Spanish Harlem Orquestra, Tito allen, Gilberto Stanta Rosa, Victor manuel, Luis Enrique, Carlie Cruz, Etc…… Album Credit as a Musician and Music Arranger. 1) Ray Sepulveda - “Con Sabor” 2) Johnny Rivera - “ Un Estilo Propio” 3) Santiago Ceron - “Homenaje Al Gallero Palmasola” 4) Los Hermanos Colon - “Natural” 5) Orquesta Yarey Con Chamy Solano - “Ponme A Gozar” 6) Miosotis - “Ardiente” 7) Raffy Diaz - “Un Chico Romantico” 8) Rikoson All Star - “Evolucio..nes Del Son” 9) Billy De Marco - “Ocurrio Asi” 10) Emo Luciano 11) Los Hermanos Moreno - “Together” 12) Madera Fina 13) Julian Rizo Y Su Conjunto Barroco 14) Huber Angel - “ Gozame Ahora 15) Charlie Lopez - “ De Nuevo” 16) Luis Ogando - “ Que Te Olvide No” 17) Cathy Acevedo - “Soy Sonera” 18) Ernie Acevedo - “Encuentro Especial” 19) Johnny Polanco Y su Conjunto Amistad - “ L.A. Amistad 20) Son Cafe.. - “Bailando Con Azucar” 21) Frankie Morales - “ Mambo of the Times” 22) Grupo Imagen - “Entrando Al Milenio” 23) Ernie Acevedo Y Grupo Imagen - “Contra La Fuerza” 24) Conjunto Imagen - “Ayer, Hoy Y Manana” AND MANY MANY OTHER PROJECTS JUST TO NAME A FEW! Currently finished a Latin Jazz production with Japanese Vocalist Mari Koga. CD Project Tilte “Perfect Blue”. Produced another Japanese Vocalist "YOKO" "La Japonesa Salsera" a Japanese Salsa singer who stands to be a sensational artist. Willie also arranged and Co.Produced In Chino Nunez & Friends Volume 1 and 2. knowing Chino Nunez for years, is why they collaborate together in so many projects! Produced a Salsa Christian project, LUIS ACOSTA Title, "Te Lo Digo Cantando" and many others just to name a few.

05/06/2020
Ya Para Que

Ya Para Que

Provided to YouTube by The state51 Conspiracy Ya Para Que · Frankie Morales Mambo Of The Times ℗ 2007 Cobo Music Inc. Released on: 2003-04-14 Auto-generated ...

05/06/2020
Mensajero Del Amor

Mensajero Del Amor

Provided to YouTube by The state51 Conspiracy Mensajero Del Amor · Frankie Morales Mambo Of The Times ℗ 2007 Cobo Music Inc. Released on: 2003-04-14 Auto-gen...

04/21/2020

Hello my people, hoping everyone is well.
I was invited to take part on this video production by my long time music colleague, Salsa vocalist Johnny Rivera.

This music presentation is to create awareness of our current situation that we are living in.
This tune was created by Johnny Rivera’s nephew, Manuel A. Santiago and sung by
Johnny Rivera.
This is a positive message here within the crises we are experiencing.
To acknowledge that we are all in this together.
No matter what religion or race you come from, we must unite and fight this together.
The best way to do it is to stay home.

長年の同僚、サルサボーカリストのジョニー・リベラの「Quédate En Tu Casa / 家にいよう」のビデオプロダクションに
参加しました。
今回ジョニーは、我々が今直面している状況の中、皆が協力し安全を守る為
意識を高めてもらいたいという思いでこの歌を作りました。
歌うのは、ジョニー・リベラ、そして作詞はジョニー・リベラの甥、マヌエル・A・サンティアゴです。
この歌には、この大変な状況をみんなで一緒に乗り切ろうというポジティブなメッセージが
込められています。
人種、宗教が違えども、みんなが一つになり、この見えない敵に一緒に戦う。感染を広げない!
そして、最も効果のある戦略はそうです、「家にいること」。みんなでこの大変な時期を乗り越えましょう。

Music arrangement by Johnny Rivera and Richard Marcel

Musicians:
Juaco Cardona- Trombones
Erik Piza-All Percussion
Richard Marcel- Bass, Piano, and Coros
Johnny Rivera- Lead Vocals and Coros

Always a pleasure to see these two talented women perform. Ayako @ayakoshirasaki and Noriko @norikoueda_jazz. Great perf...
02/29/2020

Always a pleasure to see these two talented women perform. Ayako @ayakoshirasaki and Noriko @norikoueda_jazz. Great performance girls👏❤️

Long time colleague Matt Tracy @jazzertbmst long over due. Catching up. #tromboneplayer #musiccolleague #willieprofe #gr...
02/24/2020

Long time colleague Matt Tracy @jazzertbmst long over due. Catching up. #tromboneplayer #musiccolleague #willieprofe #grandslamproductions #goodliving #blessed🙏

Supporting my Asakusa sister Haruna @harunaflute @bluenotenyc. Good job Haruna band is great 👍 #bluenote #harunaflute #f...
02/16/2020

Supporting my Asakusa sister Haruna @harunaflute @bluenotenyc. Good job Haruna band is great 👍 #bluenote #harunaflute #fluteplayer #musician #cdreleaseparty #willieprofe #jazz #goodliving #blessed🙏 @ Blue Note New York

Catching up with Steve Turre @steveturreofficial. Had the honor to perform with him back in the 80’s. #dizzysclubcocacol...
02/10/2020

Catching up with Steve Turre @steveturreofficial. Had the honor to perform with him back in the 80’s. #dizzysclubcocacola #steveturré #mr.snl #tromboneplayer #willieprofe #grandslamproductions #music

Supporting my long time colleague from Puerto Rico Charlie Sepulveda at Dizzy’s Club. @charliesepulvedatrumpet. Last sho...
02/09/2020

Supporting my long time colleague from Puerto Rico Charlie Sepulveda at Dizzy’s Club. @charliesepulvedatrumpet. Last show today at Dizzy’s. Band is from PR. All musician are great. Band is great. Congratulations Charlie on your debut and a great performance! #dizzysclubcocacola #charliesepulvedaandtheturnaround #trumplayer #willieprofe #grandslamproductions #greatmusic #greatmusicians #blessed @ Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Supporting my Yuko Ito @yukosings good job last night.👏#goodmusic #greatmusicians #beautifulsinger💖 #blessed #relaxedvib...
02/07/2020

Supporting my Yuko Ito @yukosings good job last night.👏#goodmusic #greatmusicians #beautifulsinger💖 #blessed #relaxedvibe @ Jazz at Kitano

Thank you Yuka @yukamitonyc and Yuko @yukosings for celebrating my birthday. Feeling blessed to have you all in my life....
02/03/2020

Thank you Yuka @yukamitonyc and Yuko @yukosings for celebrating my birthday. Feeling blessed to have you all in my life. #birthday #blessed #greatmusicians #family #superbowl2020 #greatgame @ NYC

Grand Slam Productions! Great session with Yuka @yukamitonyc.
01/19/2020

Grand Slam Productions! Great session with Yuka @yukamitonyc.

Grand Slam Productions....Productive session with KIYONA @kiyonamusic. Good work girl, proud of you! #KIYONA #willieprof...
01/09/2020

Grand Slam Productions....
Productive session with KIYONA @kiyonamusic. Good work girl, proud of you! #KIYONA #willieprofe #music #beautifulsong #goodvibes #recordingstudio #feelingblessed @ East Village, Manhattan

Grandslam Productions 2020  New Year’s Party! Thank you Yuka @yukamitonyc and Yuko @yukosings for organizing this beauti...
01/05/2020

Grandslam Productions 2020 New Year’s Party! Thank you Yuka @yukamitonyc and Yuko @yukosings for organizing this beautiful wonderful evening. Thank you Erika @erikamatsuo77, Akemi @mistyjazzy, Haruna @harunaflute, and Chiemi @chiemilatinjazznewyork for your love and support always! Special thanks to my niece Noemi for cooking the traditional meal. #erikamatsuo77#harunaflute#mistyjazzy
#chiemilatinjazznewyork #yukosings#yukamitonyc#willieprofe @ New York, New York

Grand Slam Productions Music Session! Background vocals with KIYONA good job 👏 @kiyonamusic @willieproferuiz  @ East Vil...
12/30/2019

Grand Slam Productions Music Session! Background vocals with KIYONA good job 👏 @kiyonamusic @willieproferuiz @ East Village, Manhattan

Grand Slam Productions Music Lessons. A productive music session with Kumiko Arikawa!
12/21/2019

Grand Slam Productions Music Lessons. A productive music session with Kumiko Arikawa!

Japan Tour 2019 #2Grand Slam Productions Music Lessons. In Nakameguro Japan. With Mariko Okamoto “Marina” another fun se...
12/17/2019

Japan Tour 2019 #2
Grand Slam Productions Music Lessons. In Nakameguro Japan. With Mariko Okamoto “Marina” another fun session. Good job Marina. Love your sweet voice! @ Naka-Meguro,Tokyo

Japan Tour 2019 #2Grand Slam Productions Music Lessons. In Nakameguro Japan. With Keiko @queico. Always a productive ses...
12/17/2019

Japan Tour 2019 #2
Grand Slam Productions Music Lessons. In Nakameguro Japan. With Keiko @queico. Always a productive session with Keiko. I always enjoy working with you. Good job as always! @ Naka-Meguro,Tokyo

Japan Tour 2019 #2Grand Slam Productions Music Lessons. @ Studio Selafy Nakameguro Japan. Working with Yuqui-lah @102yuq...
12/17/2019

Japan Tour 2019 #2
Grand Slam Productions Music Lessons. @ Studio Selafy Nakameguro Japan. Working with Yuqui-lah @102yuquila. Always a pleasure. Good job! @ Naka-Meguro,Tokyo

Japan Tour 2019 #2Grand Slam Productions Music Lessons. @ Studio Selafy Nakameguro Japan.                        Always ...
12/16/2019

Japan Tour 2019 #2
Grand Slam Productions Music Lessons. @ Studio Selafy Nakameguro Japan. Always a pleasure to work with Itsuko @itsukotcy. Good job!

岡山、大阪、西鎌倉、東京の皆様、今回も誠にありがとうございました!次回お会いできるのを楽しみにしております!
12/15/2019

岡山、大阪、西鎌倉、東京の皆様、今回も誠にありがとうございました!
次回お会いできるのを楽しみにしております!

Thank you Kubo-San for coming to Tableaux lounge. Always a pleasure.
12/13/2019

Thank you Kubo-San for coming to Tableaux lounge. Always a pleasure.

Always an honor to see and work with my precious Miwa Chan. Thank you for everything. Without you this trip would not be...
12/13/2019

Always an honor to see and work with my precious Miwa Chan. Thank you for everything. Without you this trip would not be a success! 🤗😘

Muchas gracias para el grupo “Descargando” @descargandofficial. fue un honor compartir el escenario con ustedes. Gracias...
12/13/2019

Muchas gracias para el grupo “Descargando” @descargandofficial. fue un honor compartir el escenario con ustedes. Gracias! 🙏

Grand Slam Productions
12/12/2019

Grand Slam Productions

It’s today! Come out and join me at Tableaux Lounge!

It’s today! Come out and join me at Tableaux Lounge!
12/12/2019

It’s today! Come out and join me at Tableaux Lounge!

Latin Jam session at Dining&Jazz Shizuka II. Fun session with the group.  @ 浅草 Dining&jazz Shizuka Ⅱ
12/11/2019

Latin Jam session at Dining&Jazz Shizuka II. Fun session with the group. @ 浅草 Dining&jazz Shizuka Ⅱ

Always a pleasure to see Ayumi @ayumi_azucar when I come to Japan. Un orgullo Ayumi!
12/11/2019

Always a pleasure to see Ayumi @ayumi_azucar when I come to Japan. Un orgullo Ayumi!

With my good friend Takashi @takashinakazato. Gracias por todo y tu admistad! La pasamos bien.  @ 浅草 Dining&jazz Shizuka...
12/11/2019

With my good friend Takashi @takashinakazato. Gracias por todo y tu admistad! La pasamos bien. @ 浅草 Dining&jazz Shizuka Ⅱ

12/10/2019

業務連絡:14日(土曜日)の午後3時まででしたら、プライベートレッスンスポット1つあいております!もしご興味ある方いらっしゃいましたらご連絡ください。

"LATIN FACTORY" Band Clinic in Tokyo
12/09/2019

"LATIN FACTORY" Band Clinic in Tokyo

Fall 2019 Willie's New York Swing Tokyo Latin Ensemble Seminar
12/09/2019

Fall 2019 Willie's New York Swing Tokyo Latin Ensemble Seminar

Fall 2019 Willie's New York Swing Tokyo Latin Percussion Lesson
12/09/2019

Fall 2019 Willie's New York Swing Tokyo Latin Percussion Lesson

Japan Tour 2019 #2Grand Slam Productions Music Lessons. Great session with Yui Yaegashi. Great job Yui Chan!
12/09/2019

Japan Tour 2019 #2
Grand Slam Productions Music Lessons. Great session with Yui Yaegashi. Great job Yui Chan!

Come down my JP family and friends. My last week here In Japan. Would Love to see you all.
12/09/2019

Come down my JP family and friends. My last week here In Japan. Would Love to see you all.

Japan Tour 2019 #2Grand Slam Productions Music Lessons. Great session with my percussion group. From my left, Akira Odoi...
12/09/2019

Japan Tour 2019 #2
Grand Slam Productions Music Lessons.
Great session with my percussion group. From my left, Akira Odoi, Kazz “Jiro” Arai, Yui Yaegashi, Mikado Yamashina, and Chiharu Arai. So proud of them. 👏👏

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