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Eastside Music Project

A BENEFIT CONCERT FEATURING THE SOUNDS OF
EAST LA'S LATIN MUSIC LANDSCAPE FROM 1940 TO TODAY

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 AT 8PM PST LIVE ON YOUTUBE
JOIN US FOR OUR IN-PERSON GALA EVENT AT 6:30PM

Join us either virtually or in person for a joyous hour celebration looking back at iconic Latin jazz tunes performed by our LAMusArt Latin Jazz band and arranged by director Dr. Isaac Lopez with a special preview of upcoming appearances by LAMusArt favorites.  All proceeds from our benefit will help us thrive -- rebuild, restart and re-engage our community of LAMusArt in East LA through arts education.

FEATURING

The LAMusArt Latin Jazz Ensemble

with special appearance by Wil-Dog Abers of Ozomatli

Emceed by Analisa Gutierrez, LAMusArt Alumna

HONORING

The Odell Family

With support from the Odell family and other champions of the arts, LAMusArt has become a cornerstone of the East Los Angeles Community and has flourished throughout the decades. It continues to be a haven of arts education for East LA and the surrounding community.


Jane Castruccio, Pearle’s grand-niece and long-time LAMusArt Board Member, proudly accepts the honor on behalf of the Odell family for their support of the school throughout the years. Jane Castruccio was born in Ventura County in 1943 into a farming family. She received her BA from University of Santa Diego in 1965 and is a retired French teacher. Jane became involved with LAMusArt shortly after marrying Lou Castruccio and moving to Los Angeles in 1968. Jane and Lou have 3 daughters and 5 grandsons. Jane has also been on the Board of the Catholic Education Foundation since 1998.

SPONSORS

The Jo Mitchell Foundation

Jane and Lou Castruccio

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cynthia Pearson, President
Jasmine Ako, Jumi Aluko, Jane Castruccio, John Echeveste, Sandra Hahn, Sharon Jennings, 
Tatania Minguet, Breion Moses, Pooja Nair, John Odell, Nancy Sanchez

Manny Prieto, Executive Director

GALA DINNER TICKETS

Join us for an al-fresco celebration at the LAMusArt Campus and be delighted by the screening featuring student performances and enjoy refreshing drinks and a delicious dinner in our courtyard. If you rather join us virtually, you can RSVP to our livestream here. 

6:30 PM Cocktail Hour |   8:00 PM Dinner Program
3630 E 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90063

MAKE A CONTRIBUTION

Can’t attend our in-person Gala but want to make a difference? Want to enjoy it from the comfort of your home and still have a big impact in the lives of youth?  Make a tax-deductible gift today.  

Collectively we have served over 200,000 youth through equitable access to arts education and we can continue the momentum with your support in 2021. Your tax-deductible donation, at any level, provides vital support to reinvest into LAMusArt's mission in the weeks, months, and years ahead.  Help us THRIVE!

All contributions will be with commemorative items such as our Creative Paths decal for gifts $50, our commemorative enamel pin at $75+, XL Tote - $100, baseball hat - $150 or apron at $250. Contributions of $500+ will receive an invitation for 2 to our outdoor gala cocktail watch party on September 25.