We are so grateful for those of you who decided to join us during our Spring Gala and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. The music was nothing short of awesome and the online auction was a competitive success! All supporting our mission to make healthcare accessible on the path toward freedom. You can check out more about the amazing artists and sponsors that made the event possible below. Also, if you are wanting to partner with us further, visit our give page.
About the Artists
Andrea Hamilton is an accomplished singer and pop songwriter. Andrea has co-written with some of the biggest names in the industry and her music has been featured in TV shows and films, such as The Bachelor (ABC), Extreme Home Makeover (ABC), Katy Keen (The CW), among others.
Andrea Hammond is an American singer songwriter, violinist and band leader. Andrea has opened for Wilson Phillips, Blood Sweat and Tears, Phil Keaggy, among many others. Andrea has also recorded with music greats such as Alphonso Johnson, Dream Theatre, Mark Nilan, John Daversa, and Pedro Eustache.
Chico Pinheiro is a Grammy-Nominated Brazilian artist recognized as one of the world’s most astonishing jazz guitarists and composers. Chico has performed and collaborated with legendary artists such as Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Placido Domingo, Luciana Souza, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, among many more.
Gary Lee is a guitarist, composer, and educator. In addition to his own original compositions, Gary has worked with some of the top names in jazz and popular music such as Florida Georgia Line, Chaka Khan, Robin Thicke, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Lee Ritenour, among others. Gary has worked on TV shows and movies such as The Voice (NBC), Little Big Shots (NBC), Goosebumps, and Death of Nation.
John Beasley is a Multi-Grammy and Emmy Award-nominated pianist, composer, arranger, producer, and music director. In fact, he won the 2021 Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement. John has backed such jazz icons as Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, James Brown, Steely Dan, among many others. John also leads the smashing 15-piece big band, MONK’estra, performing the music of Thelonious Monk’s in fresh arrangements flavored with contemporary sounds ranging from Afro-Cuban rhythms to hip-hop.
Loren Smith is an accomplished vocalist and songwriter in high demand on stage and in the studio. Loren has worked with chart-topping artists such as Michael Buble, Andy Grammer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, among many others. Loren’s original music and stunning vocals can be heard on various TV shows and films including Jane the Virgin (CW), Lucifer (Fox), The Today Show (NBC), and the Special Olympic Opening Summer Games from 2004-2010.
It was on a front porch eight years ago that Kelly Bradway, Daniel Wilson, and Parker Bradway formed the country music trio they now call MAMADEAR —named after a lovely lady with the loveliest porch in Tennessee. Since then, they have aspired to treat every stage like it’s their porch and every fan like a friend while playing shows across America and beyond and opening for acts like Sting, John Legend, Seal, Enrique Iglesias, Martina McBride, Josh Turner, Brett Eldredge, CAM, Charlie Daniels, Michael Ray and more. They also were named Rolling Stone’s “Best Up-and-Comer” at 2014’s CMA Fest.
Teryn Ré is an accomplished vocalist, composer, arranger, band leader, and educator. Deriving influences from jazz artists such as Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, and Ella Fitzgerald, Teryn has developed her own unique sound and composition style and performs regularly with her big band, The Teryn Ré Big Band, in local LA and Orange County jazz clubs. Teryn also teaches at several universities in Southern California.