If there is anyone who knows about the music industry from the inside out, it’s Don Randi. As a member of the legendary Wrecking Crew studio musicians, Don has appeared on hundreds of records throughout the years including over 20 of his own projects. Don also founded The Baked Potato Jazz Club in Los Angeles in 1970. Home to thousands of live performances from many of the worlds best musicians.
Don has also written about his life as a musician in his book: “You’ve Heard These Hands”. We are honored to have Don talk about the industry and what it takes to succeed as a working musician.
Krystle Delgado is both an accomplished Entertainment Attorney and as Aggro-Pop songstress Miss Krystle. She will share why you need legal protection for you and your music especially now with the changes in royalties, streaming and contract negotiations. Krystle will also talk about life as an artist and how she structures her career.
Rene is a much in demand Los Angeles based bassist and arranger who’s performed and recorded with Kevin Eubanks, Celia Cruz, WAR, Disney, Draco Rosa, Michael Buble, Poncho Sanchez, Robben Ford, Ry Cooder, Juan Gabriel and countless others. Rene will share how to approach music and living the life of a professional musician.
Amberly led a successful career as a dancer and personal trainer until a tragic accident derailed her dreams. Now, after recovering and life lessons, she’s back to help those who struggle with success and failure and how to rise against the odds through her motivational speaking appearances and her best selling book, ‘True Grit and Grace’.
Bjorgvin is an audio engineer, musician, and entrepreneur from Iceland currently living in Tucson, Arizona. He is the best-selling author of Step By Step Mixing: How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins and helps home studio musicians make better sounding music by teaching them how to record and produce themselves.
Dr. Susan Raeburn
Dr. Susan Raeburn is a licensed clinical psychologist with special interests in working with musicians. Although she has also worked with classical musicians, her primary interests remain in studying the popular musician subculture in which she grew up with her musician parents.
Ricardo Luis Cañez
“The Mindset of the Modern Musician”: Ricardo will lead a discussion on the what, where, why, when and how a modern musician can rise above the noise to succeed in a challenging and competitive market. Having the proper mindset is crucial in this new era of music creation and promotion.
Francisco is an L.A. based trombonist, arranger, composer, and educator from Sonora, Mexico. He is the musical director for the legendary Poncho Sanchez and a member of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. He is equally at home with jazz, classical, latin, funk, reggae, ska, and studio work. He has appeared on numerous recordings and film scores.
Dr. James Greening-Valenzuela
An acclaimed violinist, James has performed as a soloist with orchestra, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America. He has been featured on 7 solo CDs and currently maintains a private violin/viola studio in Walnut Creek, California and is sought after as a master teacher, lecturer and competition adjudicator. James is also Founder and President of Vocal Artists Management, which tends to the careers of internationally-acclaimed opera and concert singers.