From STAFF REPORTS
Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | 7:56 AM
LAMA College for Music Professionals (LAMA) President Tom Aylesbury today announced a new Ziggy Marley Artist Scholarship to be awarded annually to the most deserving applicant for LAMA’s music degree programs. In addition, the music college will host five-time Grammy and newly-awarded Emmy winner Ziggy Marley and Grammy-winning producer Native Wayne Jobson on August 21 at 8:00 p.m. (PT) for LAMA’s new #LetsTalkMusic series: a private invite-only event hosted every quarter for students, alumni and associates. Jobson will interview Marley, a musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, about his history in the music industry, journey as an artist, and aspirations to affect change with his music.
“It is a great honor for LAMA to offerour incoming students such a prestigious scholarship in Ziggy Marley’s name,” says Alyesbury. “It is fitting that Marley, joined by Jobson, will be our guest for LAMA’s inaugural #LetsTalkMusic series. Both are extremely successful and passionate about music, and will provide an invaluable learning experience for our students and alumni.”
LAMA’s scholarships also include the coveted Charles T. Aylesbury Memorial Scholarship, Al Jarreau Scholarship, as well as each department’s “outstanding” performance scholarships.
About LAMA College for Music Professionals
LAMA (www.lama.edu) is regarded as one of the premiere music schools in the world, for students who desire an intimate and friendly, yet serious and rigorous contemporary music education. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and located in Pasadena, LAMA offers degrees and diplomas in music production (music producing and recording, and composing for visual media) and music performance (drums, bass, guitar or vocals). Founded in 1996, LAMA has provided a solid musical foundation for more than 1,500 international and domestic students. The Academy offers a significant number of real world playing situations with professional musicians, not just peers, setting the school apart from other prestigious music institutions. LAMA gives its students the skills necessary to apply their learning in a wide variety of professional situations in the music industry.
About Ziggy Marley
A five-time Grammy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter, producer and Emmy winner, Ziggy Marley has released fifteen albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion into music came at age ten, when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. Initially teaming up with siblings Sharon, Cedella and Stephen to form Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, the group released eight best-selling albums that garnered three Grammys, with such chart-topping hits as “Look Who’s Dancing,” “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.” Then in 2003, Ziggy launched his solo career with the debut release of Dragonfly (RCA Records). His second solo album, Love is My Religion (Tuff Gong Worldwide), won a Grammy in 2006 for Best Reggae Album. And following that, the 2009 release of Family Time (Tuff Gong Worldwide), earned him a 5th Grammy award for Best Children’s Album, as well as a recent Emmy win for the inclusion of “I Love You Too” in Disney’s 3rd and Bird animation. Outside of music, Ziggy has also launched his own GMO-free line of flavored coconut oils and hemp seed snacks, dubbed Ziggy Marley Organics. As of this year, the company’s products are now sold in over 1,000 stores nationwide. For more information, visit ziggymarley.com, tuffgongworldwide.com and ziggymarleyorganics.com.