Austin Music Foundation and Mood Media kicked off their Mood Live Series on Tuesday at the Mean Eyed Cat with an incredible performance by Latin soul artist Gina Chavez. The collaborative monthly music showcase will continue to feature artists participating in AMF’s Artist Development Program with upcoming performances by Charlie Faye, Jackie Venson, Jane Ellen Bryant, James Junius, Magna Carda and Migrant Kids.
Designed by the Austin Music Foundation along with leading music industry professionals, the Artist Development Program is an intensive seven-month program that will prepare a select group of emerging artists for the next step in their careers by providing advanced-level business education, expert mentoring, and high-visibility opportunities. The program will involve monthly classroom-focused group sessions along with tailored breakout sessions between artists and mentors.
“The Austin Music Foundation has been a catalyst for incredible growth for artists in the local music scene,” said Jackie Venson, participating artist. “This targeted program is a collaboration of talent and resources, and I’m very excited to be a part of it.”
“AMF is meeting the needs identified within the Austin Music Census,” said Danny Gillespie, Austin Music Foundation Board of Directors President. “By applying our industry expertise and building on the organization’s existing artist support services, which include free educational panels and ongoing consultations, the Artist Development Program will prepare seven local artists at pivotal stages in their music careers for an optimal future.”
Track Rambler photographer Demetrius Judkins Jr. was on hand at the Mood Live Series with Gina Chavez and captured these fantastic photos below.
Photos by: Demetrius Judkins Jr.