A Disabled Man Rocks The Stadium With National Anthem

Quadriplegic Rocks Stadium with National Anthem

Quadriplegic Dave Whalen crushes the national anthem at the Times Union Center for the Albany Empire game with his new musical device, the Jamboxx. Jamboxx is a harmonica-like device that attaches to a computer and allows people with limited mobility to create music through sipping and puffing motions. Moving the mouthpiece left or right determines which note is played. Because he does not have the use of his hands, Whalen used the Jamboxx’s hands-free bracket. For tonight’s show, his Jamboxx was set to play the trumpet via electronic synthesizer. The Jamboxx is now commercially available in a number of styles that are designed, manufactured and assembled in Albany, N.Y.Whalen, 56, of Scotia, N.Y. has been paralyzed from the neck down since a ski accident at age 18 but that can't stop him from making music. For information about Jamboxx, visit: https://www.jamboxx.com/

Posted by Two Buttons Deep on Saturday, May 5, 2018