By Shea & Raan Parton
Photos by Rachel Murray for Getty Images
On January 8th, we were proud to continue our free-admission community speaking series at Apolis: Common Gallery located in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. The goal of our speaking series is to invite industry leaders to share their perspective on how their profession impacts & fosters community.
Similiar to our previous Music & Community event, this was our sixth live conversation centered again on how mentorship uniquely fosters community in the music industry. The event was moderated by longtime host of KCRW, Jeremy Sole. The two panelist were Grammy nominee & Cuban pianist, Alfredo Rodriguez, and VP Quincy Jones production, Adam Fell. Sadly at the last minute, 81-year old Quincy Jones, came down with a bug and was unable to attend. Yet the two panelist were a testament to Quincy’s legacy, Alfredo being the next generation and Adam the operations leader of Quincy’s empire. Jeremy sparked a 30-minute live discussion with insightful questions of his own and spontaneous questions from the audience and social media. The evening was concluded with a piano performance from Alfredo Rodriguez. Special thanks to the 350+ guests that joined us and our friends from Buenos Beunos, Pharmacie and Civil Coffee for helping with the hospitality.
The following photostory is a preview of the upcoming short film that will showcase highlights from the evening of January 8th. We hope you will join us for our next event at Apolis: Common Gallery that we will announce soon. Contact our Service Manager, Danny Quesada, for a personal invite once details for our next event are finalized.