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An Evening at LAMA With Taboo of Black Eyed Peas



We are very excited to announce “An Evening with Taboo” at LAMA Wednesday, December 4 at 8pm in the performance hall. All LAMA students, alumni and staff are invited to attend the event featuring the Black Eyed Peas member. The evening starts at 8pm sharp. A very limited number of seats are open to the public. To RSVP, email events@lama.edu ASAP as this is first come first served. An email will be sent to confirm your registration.

-LAMA Staff

LAMA Musicians Perform During Pasadena’s Shop Indie Day



LAMA student and alumni bands will be providing entertainment during Shop Indie Day this Saturday, November 30 in Pasadena. More than 25 Playhouse District businesses are involved; this is a great day to hang in the community, listen to music and receive special discounts at all the stores. Those who visit six businesses are entered to win an iPad Air.

LAMA performances include Mary Ashley at 11am, Fernanda Alba at 1pm and BLOOM at Vroman’s  at 3pm. Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

-LAMA Staff

LAMA’s #LetsTalkMusic Series Continues with Glen Ballard

glen ballard at LAMARecently we were thrilled to welcome Ziggy Marley to our inaugural “Let’s Talk Music” event (hosted every quarter at LAMA). The series continues November 6 at 8pm with six-time Grammy Award Winner Glen Ballard, the songwriter, lyricist and record producer probably best known for co-writing and producing Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill (winner of Grammy Awards for “Best Rock Album” and “Album of the Year”). He was also involved in the recording and writing of Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Bad, co-writing songs including “Man in the Mirror” and “Hand in My Pocket” and is the founder of Java Records.

Students, alumni and associates are invited tomorrow night to LAMA’s Performance Hall for the special evening, where Native Wayne Jobson will join us and interview Glen about his work and the state of the music industry. The event is open to the public — however, limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All those who want to attend must RSVP by registering at this link. Can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow night — so get ready… #LetsTalkMusic!

-LAMA Staff

LAMA Alumni Band “The Fetching” Open for Everclear Tonight

LAMA Alumni band The Fetching finish rehearsal in advance of tonight's show with Everclear.

LAMA Alumni band The Fetching finish rehearsal in advance of tonight’s show with Everclear. (photo via The Fetching on Facebook)

We are so excited to see Everclear perform  tonight but even better, alumni band The Fetching will open the show! A big congratulations to Santiago Granados and Tahkus as the band was picked out of many LAMA student/alumni bands who submitted for the opportunity to play.

Tickets can still be purchased for tonight’s special evening benefiting music education. A limited number of VIP tickets are available which include premium seating, exclusive “meet-n-greet” with Everclear, a pre-show cocktail reception with open bar and catering provided by Tender Greens and Zona Rosa Coffee and a signed collectible Everclear poster. A portion of the proceeds from this concert will benefit The Playhouse’s Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project.


American rock band Everclear was formed in Portland, Oregon in 1992 by lead singer and guitarist Art Alexakis. The band has gone multi-platinum with over 6 million albums sold in the U.S. and Canada alone, 8 Top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Mainstream Rock, Top 40, & Adult Top 40 charts, including: “Santa Monica,” “I Will Buy You A New Life,” “Wonderful,” and “Father of Mine.”

“When I look back at what Everclear has done, I see a lot of things that have changed and a lot of things that have stayed consistent. But at the end of the day, I’m still doing the same thing I’ve always done. It’s still guitar-based rock ‘n’ roll, and I’m still just telling stories, which is all I ever wanted to do,” said Everclear’s Art Alexakis. “I’m proud of what we’ve done and I still enjoy it. And, I feel blessed that other people like it, too. The band and I look forward to performing our music at The Pasadena Playhouse.”

For more info visit: http://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/box-office/special-events/one-night-with-everclear.html

-LAMA Staff

LAMA Open House October 12


We’d like to invite you to LAMA’s next open house, taking place October 12, 2013.

Here’s a breakdown of a typical agenda:

1:30 – 2:00 Registration
2:00 – 2:50 Performance Hall Group Orientation/ Live Performance(s)
2:55 – 3:00 Guided tour by our staff
3:00 – 3:30 Department Orientation
3:30 – 4:30 Auditions** (Excluding Music Producers)

Many of our guests love the opportunity to audition — those slots must be booked prior to the event and duration may vary by department. We will also cover admissions and financial aid counseling. You can also do an online digital audition. Visit www.lama.edu for more information, or RSVP by phone: (626) 568-8850. You can also e-mail admissions.

Not sure if you want to attend? Read our post, “10 Reasons You Should Attend Music College Open Houses.

-LAMA Staff

LAMA Musicians Entertain VIP Crowd


LAMA’s Michael Alvidrez (bass) and Lorenzo Grassi (guitar) were the featured musicians invited to play Pasadena Museum of History‘s VIP reception (Aug. 17th) for museum donors and sponsors. The feedback from guests was overwhelmingly positive — great job guys!

We’re always working with our friends and businesses in the local communities. If you are interested in featuring LAMA musicians for your event in Pasadena or Los Angeles, please call Iris Alba, LAMA’s Director of Alumni Relations, at 626-568-8850.

-LAMA Staff

10th Annual Free Jazz Summer Concert Series



It’s hard to beat jazz music in the summertime! Luckily for us Vromans bookstore loves summer jazz almost as much as we do. Now through August 25th, they will be hosting “The 10th Annual FREE Summer Jazz Concert Series.” The best part? LAMA grads and instructors will be represented at several of the performances! Here are all the details:

When: Sunday evenings, now through August 25
Where: Vroman’s courtyard, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Info: 626.744.0340

Remember, this is free and open to the public.

Pasadena Playhouse Dist

The Afrotango Ensemble  featuring Juan Estanga (Drum Grad) kicked things off while  Tony Inzalaco (Jazz Teacher) plays Sunday July 21 and Grey Beret (feat. Ryan Bradetich, Bass Grad) plays the following weekend, July 28. We are excited to see you all there. Do not forget to RSVP on the Facebook event page!

-LAMA Staff

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