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Los Angeles College of Music
300 S. Fair Oaks Ave , Pasadena, CA 91105
Tracy LJ Robertson
LA based vocalist, educator, and vocal percussionist Tracy LJ Robertson enjoys working in a variety of musical settings. While studying at Berklee College of Music, he directed the award winning a cappella group “Pitch Slapped”, and performed in ensembles of global influence ranging from Balkan, to contemporary Indian, to Latin, to western jazz and classical music. With his predilection and impartiality with music, he has found himself on stage with Bobby McFerrin, Valerie Simpson, Victor Wooten, Jose Merce, Andy Grammer, and Dream Theater to name a few. Tracy has worked heavily in the world of contemporary a cappella, touring and teaching with groups like Overboard, Vocalosity, D Cappella and now the renowned jazz and R&B group, m-pact. Tracy is excited for upcoming projects and performances with m-pact as he spreads his passion for life through music as clinician, performer, arranger, session singer and improvisor. Tracy also enjoys continually deepening his relationship with and understanding of the natural world.
Born and raised in the onion fields of Tolleson, AZ, this third generation Mexican-American cut his teeth on R&B, Jazz, Fusion, Mexican Heritage and Latin influenced pop of the late 60's and 70's. A few years removed from high school, Joey landed a major record deal with Island Records ~ Antilles New Direction (NY). The Album “On The Rocks”, was a melting pot of Funk, R&B and the fusion sounds of the mid 80's. At 23, Joey Navarro was in on the birth of contemporary jazz. Concurrently, Joey toured with recording artists as a keyboardist and musical director. After years of honing his skills world-wide, Joey returned home to sabbatical with teacher "El Maestro" Ernesto Chavarria. While completing his 4 year tutelage under Chavarria, Joey found the road and stage calling him yet again.
In 2001, Joey Relocated to Los Angeles to seek opportunities as a premier keyboardist and producer. Since then, his list of musical credits include working with Tierra, El Chicano, East Bay Soul, Greg Adams, Pete Escovedo, Jeffrey Osborne, Tom Scott, Sister Sledge, Walfredo Reyes Jr, Paul Brown, Abraham Laboriel, Oscar Cartaya, Brandon Fields, Boney James, Ersi Arvizu, Leland Sklar, Vinnie Colaiuta, Ronn Moss & Peter Beckette (from the group, Player), Dawn Robinson (En Vogue), Jennifer Paige, DW3, Brian Bromberg, Eric Marienthal, and a long list of others. Joey got the opportunity of a lifetime to co-write the bulk of the tunes for Epitaph/ Anti recording artist, "Ersi Arvizu's latest album entitled, "Friend for Life". This is an autobiographical musical journey about her amazing life. It was produced by Ry Cooder. (Buena Vista Social Club). Worldwide release date was May 9th, 2008.
In 2014, Joey joined forces with Grammy winning producer, Paul Brown and recorded Grover Washington’s “Strawberry Moon.” The track was released on Woodward Avenue Records, 9 Mile Road with Joey on piano, Paul Brown on guitar, The late Ricky Lawson on drums, Lenny Castro on percussion, & Roberto Vally on bass.
Alfredo Lopez was born and raised in Chile and grew up in a musical family. started his music career at age 13 with his main instruments being the electric and upright bass. Studied formally at the Conservatory of university de Valparaíso. At the age of 15 was influenced by great local jazz musicians like Gonzalo Palma , Jorge Gonzalez mancilla (jazz radio host) bruno Riveros among others went on to start working with local bands in many different styles such as jazz, salsa, cumbia, pop etc.
By committing to his music pasión had the opportunity to work in television, tour and record in Chile with many different people. In 2008 he moves to the US to start new beginning's and In 2013 went to Los Angeles College of Music formerly known as LAMA (Los Angeles music Academy) for an associates degree. He is now currently working at LACM, recording and playing in the local scene and has played with top musicians like Justo Almario, Joey Heredia, Boy Katindig,Bill Bottrell, Homayun Sakhi (Afghanistan master Rubab player), Pop artist Ana Barbara and working on his own project.
Elin Sandberg is a 25-year-old bass player from Sweden who from an early age was surrounded by music thanks to her deeply
musical family. She started playing bass at the age of 13, and five years later, Elin was offered a full tuition scholarship to attend world - renowned Berklee College of Music.
Since coming to the U.S. Elin has performed and recorded numerous highly esteemed recorded bass for the tracks that were used by Chloe x Halle when they opened for Beyoncé and Jay Z on the ”On the run II” North America tour. Elin has also continued her work with multi Grammy and Oscar winning composer and artist AR Rahman, performing at many shows in India, and performing on the AR Rahman North America tour in 2018. Elin is currently based in Los Angeles where has performed and recorded with a number of artists and highly esteemed producers/musicians across the country such as Jae Deal (Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo), Philip Lassiter ( Prince, Kirk Franklin, Ariana Grande), Aliandro Prawl, (Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla sign), Peter Ortega (Beyonce, Stevie Wonder) and many more.
Eboni considers herself an action figure. She keeps it moving. Originally from Austin, Texas, Eboni went on to have a pretty fruitful career as a professional dancer after receiving her BFA in Dance from Sam Houston State University. From Cirque du Soleil to the L.A. Opera, she has worked with many greats in the industry. The highlight of her career was dancing for Celine Dion's, "A New Day...", at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. When Eboni's not dancing, she's acting, writing, directing and producing. She likes to call it getting her "Debbie Allen" on.
Eboni has recently turned her focus to storytelling in front as well as behind the camera. Her award-winning short film, Grace made its world premiere at the 2018 Pan African Film Festival and will soon be featured on Magic Johnson network, Aspire TV.
Eboni is committed to exploring her voice as a woman and an artist in the industry. She hopes to continue to tell stories that inspire.
For more information: www.eboniadams.com
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