The mission of The Guardians of the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging is to provide financial support for elderly and needy members of the Los Angeles Jewish community who are served by the Los Angeles Jewish Home, through residential and community-based programs.
On May 16, 1938 a group of Angelinos gathered to form what is now known as The Guardians of the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging. We are the largest support group of its kind in the United States and are primarily a volunteer-driven organization. The Guardians of the Los Angeles Jewish Home is one of the preeminent charitable endeavors in Los Angeles.
“HYIM is a formidable talent…spellbinding.” –San Francisco Chronicle
"Pretty as hell. Thoroughly uplifting." -The East Bay Express
“HYIM's music holds a rare gravity, and it is clear that he possesses a grand vision.” -Relix Magazine
HYIM’s uplifting pop/rock, world-fusion music has been the vehicle for his positive vibe. But HYIM's newest CD, "Love Songs in Times of War," shines light on a slower, honest and more raw side of HYIM's breadth of talent. This collection of ballads is powerful and stripped down to its essentials: his passionate piano playing and his sultry voice, as heard on the two lead singles "Sing This For You" and "A Pretty Song About Death.
HYIM has been known for his body-moving big-band performances and upbeat international flavor (if you were there for his show at the 60th annual S.F. Stern Grove Festival performance, you know). Appropriately, HYIM has been dubbed the “Eclectic Maestro.” Born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, HYIM is a highly praised, acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, pianist, performer, poet, and activist. HYIM has been called the next generation's music "fusionisto." He has performed, studied and traveled in nearly every continent.
Yet while “Love Songs in Times of War” has elements of his broad palette, this new project is a return to his roots. This album has been in the making for over 10 years and has only come to light after his mother’s recent passing, losing her only a few months ago to cancer.
Yes, tragedy and courage in the face of adversity is something this artist has not just contemplated, but has lived. HYIM’s father, who started teaching him piano at the age of three, was shot and killed when HYIM was only ten years old. It is this tragic moment that helped inspire HYIM to create such powerful, visionary music. It is this tragedy that help give birth to this spiritual young man.
HYIM played piano on his father’s piano since he was a toddler. Here, HYIM learned to play quietly and soothingly so as not to awaken his dad. One early morning, HYIM was playing and heard a sound behind him. It was his father. His father was weeping and simply said, “That’s beautiful. Boy, keep playing on.” You can hear this story retold in HYIM’s new song “Fatherless Son.”
When you see him perform, this world-traveled singer-songwriter makes mind-blowing live loops on percussion instruments (congas, shakers, beat-boxing, etc) and his guitar and plays left-handed bass as well as right hand keys while he sings his songs.
However, and without a doubt, it is the piano, his original passion and for which Yamaha sponsored HYIM, that is the foundation of this artist’s gift. With a look compared to a Harry Connick Jr., a voice compared to Sting and a sound akin to a next generation/new-school Peter Gabriel, Beck, Manu Chao, and Coldplay, HYIM clearly brings the uplifting vibes to the masses through recordings and his superb live shows.
Most of his life was spent with his mother and step-father in Oakland California, and HYIM’s diverse musical influences, like the diversity of “The Town”, include Bob Marley, Beck, Peter Gabriel, John Coltrain, Led Zeppelin, Chopin, 2Pac, Bob Dylan, A Tribe Called Quest, Eddie Palmieri, and of course, his Mom (a folk singer), his Dad (a pianist) and his step-father (a jazz flute player).
HYIM is a healer through and through, as he holds both a Masters in Psychology doing work with youth in numerous settings (juvenile hall, foster care, addiction recovery, etc) and is certified as a Reiki practitioner doing body and energy work on those in need. www.hyimvibe.com" www.facebook.com/HYIM.MUSIC
Vinyl Playlist, as the name suggests, is an eclectic combination of the old and new. Andy Inglat (guitar, vocals) and Gerry Mattei (keys, vocals) are the frontmen of the Los Angeles based duo. The unique sound of Vinyl Playlist is derived from Classic R&B infused with modern Pop/Rock. With influences ranging from Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Prince, to Maroon 5, Jamiroquai, and Phoenix, Vinyl Playlist has a very unique sound. Andy and Gerry have performed all over the country with various artists but it wasn’t until 2007 that they moved out to Los Angeles to create Vinyl Playlist. Their Debut Album, “Rhythm of the Sun” was released in October 2011 and now looking forward to their next EP set to be released in early 2013.
Gerry Mattei grew up in a musical household and being fluent in all musical styles has allowed Gerry to work with a variety of artists including: Allison Iraheta, Orianthi, Matt Giraud, Janice Siegel, Bobby McFerrin, Fred Hersch, Greg Bissonette, Billy Heart. As a performer, Gerry has received many accolades including Downbeat Magazine’s Award for Outstanding Performance by an Artist.
Andy Inglat is a Los Angeles based musician and singer/songwriter from Muskegon Michigan. With vocals as his main instrument, Andy studied vocal/Jazz theory and performance at Western Michigan University, graduating in 2007. Touring across the country with different artist, he is a seasoned performer with a dramatic vocal range and diverse vocal style that soulfully combines a mix of jazz and pop/rock. He is truly a lover of all music genres, “If it’s good, it’s good” . Andy has been blessed with the opportunity to share the stage with some of the worlds most compelling musicians such as Bobby McFerrin, Fred Hersch, Jimmy Cobb, Victor Wooten, Janice Seigel, Manhattan Transfter, Stephen Zegree, Tony Bennett, Tony Royster Jr., Darmon Meader, Bobby Brown, and more. In the past few years he has been on many Downbeat award winning recordings and can also be found singing on a Miles Davis tribute album, “Essence of Green” with Jimmy Cobb, released on Origin Records.
In 1996, Suzanne Crawford had a notion to contact all of the employees at her hospital and asked who would be interested in forming a band. After 17 people responded and after 5 were selected, Gurney was born. It was a classic rock tribute band that played everything from AC/DC to Journey to ZZTop!
As the years went by, one of the founding members wanted to start another project. The band had many working names, but the one that stuck was “The Revolving Doors”, based on the fact that many of the members have come and gone, only to return again for the love of music and the project. Music has always been an intrical part of Suzanne’s life, since she was in her first band in 1994, called Numa. The band has played everywhere from weddings to the Troubadour. Numa was all original music written by Suzanne. Some of those songs are played by The Revolving Doors today, as well as cover songs from bands like the Doobie Brothers and Led Zepplin. The band recently started including material from today’s artists, such as Adele.
The Revolving Doors prides itself in entertaining those for charitable causes, such as Relay for Life and the Moose Lodge. The band is comprised of Suzanne on vocals and bass, Lance on guitar, Howard on lead guitar, Jacob on keyboard, Chris on percussion, Bruce on drums, and Christian on bass. This project is more than a band, it’s a group of friends who enjoy playing great music and entertaining the masses with this awesome genre of rock.
Jude was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and currently lives in Los Angeles. She has been working with Burn One Productions since 2008 and has recently been signed by Epic Records for her song “Pieces.” Epic also represents such artists as Fiona Apple and Ciara. She is a break through artist who has been described as a combination of Christina Perri, Mandy Moore, and Joss Stone.
Her performance combines disarming beauty both vocally and through her stage presence. Her delivery of inner strength through hip hop lyrics are tempered by an unexpected dichotomy of vulnerable innocence. Her music is sure to deliver an engaging experience for all.