Willy Wil-Dog Abers
Wil-Dog Abers is a three-time Grammy-winning musician, bass player, composer, and producer. An LA native who grew up in the MacArthur Park area, Wil-Dog played one of his first live shows in the park’s bandshell at age 11. Wil-Dog went on to help start the Peace & Justice Center in 1995. Simultaneously, he founded the band Ozomatli, which has released several chart-topping albums, performed in 65 countries, and pushed musical and political boundaries for over 25 years. In 2012, he launched a solo project, El Gavachillo. Wil-Dog has scored music for video games, PBS commercials, and films, including Emmy-nominated Farewell Ferris Wheel. He has performed with countless music legends, including Carlos Santana, Jackson Browne, Dave Mathews, Herb Alpert, Sheila E, Macy Gray and Tito Puente. Wil-Dog is also the co-owner of Culture Management Group, an artist management agency.
Analisa Gutierrez is a proud alumnus of LAMusArt where she took voice, dance, drama, piano, and summer camp sessions. She went on to graduate with honors in the Drama Dept. at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Analisa is also an alumnus of the esteemed National YoungArts Foundation, and was selected as a 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts ranking her in the top 1% of young artists in the nation. She has performed at the Kennedy Center twice, and was featured in the Emmy award-winning HBO series, A YoungArts Masterclass, with Anna Deavere Smith and Alan Alda. You can visit more of her work at AnalisaGutierrez.com.