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Ruben Wan
Introduction: Ruben Wan is a guitarist, songwriter and producer based in Los Angeles, CA. Highly influenced by the Blues, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Gospel music, through his iconic videos and musical style, Ruben has been able to grow a dedicated following and audience on various social media platforms.
Songs&EP: Pure Imagination(Ruben Wan Version), Rain/Rose/Getaway, Los Angeles/Mirrors/Panda Lullaby
Budda Foster
Bassis/Guitarist /Multi-instrumentalist Virtuoso
Introduction: Budda Foster is a talent bassist and musician. The stage is set in Ollie's Room, where we shine the spotlight on BuddaFoster, the multi-instrumentalist virtuoso from LA featured in our Donner Artist series. Celebrate Budda's dynamic collaborations with industry icons like SnohAalegra, DominicFike, and Blackbear. His musical journey is as diverse as it is fascinating, crossing genres and stages with some of the biggest names. Dive with us into his story, his sounds, and the soul of his craft in this exclusive series.
Worked with: Snoh Aalegra, Blackbear, Dominic Fike Cordae, Queen Naija, The Game Van Jess, August 08 Durand Bernarr
Ebony Loren
Introduction: Ebony Loren is a 22 year old singer songwriter, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, currently based in Los Angeles. She taught herself how to play guitar and piano at a young age, and has been singing ever since she learned to speak.
Songs&EP: Crying At The Airport,All In My Head,Te Alejas De Mi and more...
Worked With:: Matthew Ifield/Sebastian Kamae
Multi-instrumental Artist/Producer/Music Director
Introduction: Rocha is an outstanding guitarist, specializing in funk, rock and jazz styles, with melodies and rhythms that he masters on the guitar. From his first guitar to becoming a multi-instrumental virtuoso collaborating with stars like Toto, Justin Timberlake, and Ricky Martin, Rocha's story is filled with inspiration and determination.
Worked With: Toto, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin, and more...
David P. Stevens
Songwriter/Producer/Guitar Performer
Introduction: Quickly becoming a recognized name in songwriting, production and performance, is LA based, multi-talented, David P. Stevens. Reminiscent of his biggest influence Babyface, David shows us the full range of his musical prowess and passion in more ways than one. Equipped with the precision and the skills needed to stand out from the crowd, Stevens has shared the stage and studio with prominent artists, such as: Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Najee, Jaguar Wright, Frank McComb, LaToya London, Lisa McClendon, and many more. As a top-notch performer, Stevens has graced the stage during a variety of popular music festivals, such as: Berks Jazz Fest, Rehoboth Jazz Fest, Queen City Summer Fest, Capital Jazz Cruise, Lake Arbor Jazz Fest and more.
Worked with: Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Najee, Jaguar Wright, Frank McComb, LaToya London, Lisa McClendon, and many more.
Album:: Epiphany/Evolution/Rogue and more
Yang Tan
Mixing Engineer/Music Producer
Worked with: J. Cole, Jenelle Monet, Jessie Reyez, and more
Andy Prado Jr
Drummer/Instrumentalist Virtuoso
Introduction: We are very excited to have Andy Prado Jr join us. Andy has an endless supply of Drumming rhythms and phrases. Let’s find out what’s the secret to his drumming skills. He makes Sabrina Claudio, Scary Pool Party's music more vivid and engaging by blending adaptability, technical proficiency, and a deep understanding of musical dynamics. Do you want to be a great drummer like him? Then pay full attention and don’t miss any details!
Worked with: Scary Pool Party, Alejandro Arandaa, Magic,Sabrina Claudio Kenny Lattimore and more
David McKinzie
Bassist/Guitarist/Instrumentalist Virtuoso
Introduction: David McKinzie, the Powerful Bassist Behind the Artists. From the soulful whispers of Kirk Whalum's sax to the funkadelic beats of George Clinton, and the iconic vocals of Sam Moore from Sam & Dave, McKinzie's bass has been the backbone to countless performances. His art has resonated through the halls of Tiny Desk concerts to the high-energy sets of Stevie Wonder and the prestigious Late Show. Every pluck and groove tells a story of musical excellence. Stay tuned for a journey through the sounds that define generations.
Worked with: Kirk Whalum, George Clinton, William Bell Booker T. Jones, Dee Dee Bridgewater Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave), The Memphis Orchestra Denzel Curry, Frank McComb Tiny Desk, Stevie Wonder,Late Show
Max Gerl
Introduction: Max Gerl is a bassist/composer/producer from Dallas, Texas. He graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music in 2017, and has since gone on to perform internationally at the Monterey Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, etc. He has performed with Arturo Sandoval, James Francies, Jordan Rakei, Veronica Swift, Cyrille Aimee, Talib Kweli, Blaque Dynamite, Makaya McCraven, Tia Fuller, Sasha Berliner, Bernard Wright, Chris Cheek, Beka Gochiashvili, Stanley Clarke, and Cameron Graves.
Worked with:: Arturo Sandoval and Stanley Clarke
Solo Album:: Max Gerl
Aaron Haggerty
Drummer/Producer/Worked with:/Earth wind & fire, AI McKay/Wicked Wisdom, Willow Smith/Gary Clark Jr/UB40, and more.
Introduction: The Donner Artist Series is taking off ! Today, we're privileged to host the rhythm wizard, Aaron Haggerty. Renowned as a seasoned drummer and inventive musicproducer, Aaron has left his mark by creating musical masterpieces alongside the iconic Earth Wind & Fire Experience and the trailblazing Willow Smith. His remarkable talent lies in fusing a plethora of musical styles into something truly unique and captivating. We're certain that his wisdom will light up your musical journey, answering questions, and pushing you to new creative heights. Let's give a big round of applause for Aaron, for sharing his rhythmic wisdom with us!
Alberto Marzano
Drummer/Percussionist/Producer/B boy/Artist/Songwriter/Instrumentalist Virtuoso
Introduction: We introduce you to the excellent percussionists, musicians, Beatalks. Alberto Marzano, also Known as “Beatalks” was born in December of 1986 and raised in Maracay, Venezuela where his music career started at the age of 5 playing Ukelele (cuatro). Ever since he can remember he’s been playing latin percussion. At the age of 18 Beatalks relocated to United States where he performed with “INITY” and was able to share stages with bands like Cultura Profetica, Gondwana, Pato Banton and the new Generation Band, King Chango, Molotov, Calle 13 among others. Beatalks has played drums for Capadonna and the Wutang clan and American Idol's Haley Reinhart, and is known for his fantastic groove and great feel to reggae, funk, pop, afro-cuban, jazz, soul.
Danny Shyman
Introduction: Introducing Danny Shyman, a superstar in the Donner Artist Series,the prolific producer behind some of today's top talents! ! Danny Shyman is a music producer with many years of musical experience, excelling in rhythmic and music producing! Danny has crafted hits with a roster that reads like a who's who of the music industry: from the soulful melodies of DUCKWORTH to the infectious beats of DIPLO, the versatile sounds of BANKS, the global rhythms of Jackson Wang, and many more.