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YWD Music Fest First Annual Music Fest
HYIM, Sugar Daddies, Vinyl Playlist and
The Revolving Doors featuring Suzanne Crawford!
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.
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.
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.
HYIM’s music is pop/rock world fusion with a twist of urban flavor – sounds like Coldplay, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Manu Chao and Dave Matthews – music influences include Bob Marley, Peter Gabriel, Chopin, Bob Dylan, Chris Martin and his Dad. Born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland, California, HYIM is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, pianist, “fusionisto.” The San Francisco Chronicle called HYIM “a formidable talent… spellbinding.” HYIM’s current album is “Sex In The Morning” – an international exploration of the sacred erotic, available on iTunes, hyimvibe.com, Best Buy stores in CA and bestbuy.com.
A Hollywood Music In Media Awards Nominee and a California Music Awards Nominee, HYIM is also recognized as a Yamaha Sponsored Artist and once again as a KFOG Radio Local Scene Artist. HYIM’s “Elation” track from his current album, played on KFOG, is featured on the Local Scene CD, raising money for Music In Schools Today. HYIM also provided the score for the short film, “Two Birds,” directed by Juan Jose Rivera and winner of the San Francisco Latino Film Festival Jury Award for Best Emerging Latino Filmmaker 2006. In 2007, he and his band played on the world-famous Stern Grove Festival Stage in San Francisco. In 2008, HYIM scored a film for the United Nations about the World Heritage Sites and performed at a large charity event for children in Cali, Colombia. “Sex In the Morning” was released at Yoshi’s San Francisco in 2009, and its “Elation” track continues to be a pop hit. HYIM’s next album is about to release ” Ten Thousand Words” this December 14th.