Director Gary Gamponia is a community activist and performing musician of almost 40 years. The Co-Op idea was born out of his love of music/performance and his community activism. "Why aren't more musicians using their talents to make the world around us a better place?
Gary is a former Los Angeles City Council aide and was the Public Relations Director for Road Angels, an organization you might remember that organized sober volunteers to drive intoxicated people home on major holidays. He's been involved in Animal Rescue and Advocacy for years as well.
A guitarist, bassist, and singer he never made the big time but is honored to work alongside big-time musicians. "The most amazing aspect of this program has been that musicians who ARE big-time, musicians who have big-time skills, musicians are SO busy trying to make a living in this business are willing to donate their time to this cause", he says. The fact that they are willing to play alongside talented amateurs is a testament to that dedication.
Contact Phone: (213) 388-8500
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary's Website: www.thepayitforwardband.com & www.silverlakemusicianscoop.com