“When They See Us – The Minds Behind the Music”

  • February 11, 2020
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Date/Time
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02/11/2020

6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Courtyard Marriott


“WHEN THEY SEE US – THE MINDS BEHIND THE MUSIC”

PRESENTED BY THE CALIFORNIA COPYRIGHT CONFERENCE 

Emmy-nominated music composer, Kris Bowers and Emmy-Nominated music supervisor, Aaron Byrd join the CCC to share and explore both the business and creative aspects of their involvement with the high-profile Netflix-distributed “When They See Us,” which was also nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Limited Series. The expectation is for an engaging evening of discussion surrounding the talent, preparation and, yes, serendipity intertwined in forging such an opportunity for their respective professional platforms.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

6:15 PM Check-In ▪ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Cocktail Hour ▪ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner & Panel Discussion

LOCATION

Courtyard Marriott

15433 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 ($5 parking available at venue)

 

Moderator:

   Garrett Johnson —  Attorney at Law

 Panelists: 

Aaron Byrd — Radio DJ | KCRW

Kris Bowers — Emmy Award-Winning Composer & Pianist

 

 

Biographies

Aaron Byrd — Radio DJ | KCRW

Aaron Byrd has always had a desire and curiosity to seek out new experiences, people, places and, most of all, music. Having visited 33 countries (so far) and spending at least three hours a day listening to new music, it’s safe to say music and travel are his biggest passions in life. His attraction to the unknown and thirst for discovery has fueled an eclectic and expansive taste in music, from Guaguanco from Cuba to the Maghreb sounds of North Africa. All of these curiosities are reflected in Byrd’s weekly radio show on the world renowned KCRW in Los Angeles.

In addition to being on air, the native Angeleno also curates a wide range of events around town including the Byrd Series, which is a weekly live series at a boutique hotel in West Hollywood to post-performance events at the LA Opera. Byrd has consulted for several companies like Apple, Google, Mars Inc., Wrigley Company and more. Byrd has appeared on CNN, the front page of the New York Times and in numerous publications including the LA Times, LA Weekly and Entertainment Weekly.

As a DJ, Byrd has shared the stage with A Tribe Called Quest, Gary Clark Jr., James Blake, Anderson .Paak, Robert Glasper, Moses Sumney, Gregory Porter, Little Dragon and many others. He is also regularly featured at venues around Los Angeles.

You can catch Aaron Byrd’s weekly program live on 89.9 FM, KCRW every Thursday night 12-3am. Each show is also archived on the website at kcrw.com, until the next one airs. 

 

Kris Bowers — Emmy Award-Winning Composer & Pianist

Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist Kris Bowers creates genre-defying music that pays homage to his jazz roots with inflections of alternative and R&B influences. In 2011, Bowers won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, which earned him a record deal with Concord Jazz, who later released his debut album, Heroes+Misfits. In 2014, the album opened at number one on the iTunes jazz chart, followed by iTunes naming him as an ‘Artists to Watch’. In 2015, he was selected to participate in the Sundance Film Composers Lab at Skywalker Sound, followed by being selected in 2016 to perform at the White House for International Jazz Day. In 2018, Bowers collaborated with Emmy and Academy Award-winning director Peter Farrelly and Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali on their critically acclaimed Green Book. Bowers’ work on Green Book led to a nomination for ‘Best Score’ at the 2019 Critic’s Choice Awards, followed by Bowers receiving the prestigious ‘ROBIE Pioneer Award’ from the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Bowers also scored Monsters and Men, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and now appears in Ava DuVernay’s Netflix miniseries, When They See Us; most recently, that score has been EMMY nominated. Bowers’ original music and lyrics are featured in Madden NFL 19: Longshot, as well as the forthcoming Madden 2020. The Juilliard-educated pianist has established himself at the forefront of Hollywood’s emerging generation of genre-defying composers, and throughout his career, Bowers has consistently championed an art practice guided by multi-disciplinary collaboration. Bowers currently lives in Los Angeles with his fiancée.

 

 

Questions? Email us at questions@theccc.org


Advance RSVP (via PayPal by 2pm, Friday 2/07/20):

CCC Members $50 per person | Non-members $65 per person

Walk-Up Dinner (pay at the door, no prior RSVP):

CCC  Members $55 per person | Non-members $70 per person

Students: $50 per person — must show College ID at the door [contact us]

– No refunds –

 

Cash bar only (no credit cards accepted)

 

Dinner Menu:

Appetizer

Spinach Salad

Your Choice of Entree

Lemon Herb Chicken with Lemon Butter Caper Sauce

Sliced Top Sirloin

Kale Pesto Pasta

Dessert

Chef’s Choice

 

Please make your dinner reservation by 2pm on Friday, February 7th, 2020.

Walk-up guests are welcome, but may not be served their first choice of meal. We accept cash, check or credit card payment at the door. Reserve your meal with PayPal or credit card (PayPal account not required).

 

Attention Attorneys: This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one and a half (1.5) hours. The CCC certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Attorneys who wish to register for MCLE Credit must include their state bar number with their reservation. Please remember to sign the sign-in sheet and obtain a certificate when you arrive at the meeting.

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Bookings

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Non-Member Dinner $65.00


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