Event to Feature Performances by Peter Frampton, Amy Grant, Paul Rodgers, Joe Sumner and Dionne Warwick
Sheryl Crow, Yusuf/Cat Stevens and Sting to Make Special Pre-Recorded Appearances
Photos Available HERE
LOS ANGELES (December 12, 2022) — The Music Center announced today Live at The Music Center: Concert Celebrating Jerry Moss, Co-Founder of A&M Records, an evening to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Jerry Moss, a longtime patron of the performing arts center and a leading figure in the music industry as the co-founder of A&M Records. With a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of iconic artists under one roof, the concert will feature an incredible line-up of recording artists from the label’s illustrious roster with scheduled performances by Peter Frampton, Amy Grant, Morgan James, Nova Payton, Paul Rodgers, Joe Sumner and Dionne Warwick. While not performing, Herb Alpert, Misty Copeland and Burt Bacharach will join the celebration, which will also feature special pre-recorded appearances by Sheryl Crow, Yusuf/Cat Stevens and Sting.* The evening will honor the vast contributions Moss has made to music on a global level. The 90-minute concert will be held at The Music Center’s Mark Taper Forum on January 14, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. PT. Additional performers will be announced. A limited number of concert tickets are on sale now at musiccenter.org/moss starting at $43.
Originally scheduled for February 2022, the event was postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases. The reimagined evening will also feature a pre-concert reception and a post-performance dinner honoring Moss, with proceeds supporting free and low-cost programming to help ensure arts experiences are accessible for all Angelenos; a cause that has been a passion for Moss throughout his career. A limited number of VIP tickets including the reception and/or dinner are available by contacting email@example.com.
Tina and Jerry Moss, long-time patrons of The Music Center, gifted $25 million dollars in 2020 to help support the cultivation of strong arts and culture-focused partnerships and new programming initiatives at the county’s performing arts center. The Music Center’s three original venues on its campus are united by an expansive outdoor area, which is now named Jerry Moss Plaza.
Live at The Music Center: Concert Celebrating Jerry Moss, Co-Founder of A&M Records musical performances will showcase the most celebrated songs produced under Moss’s guidance, in addition to stories and visuals illustrating and evoking the spirit and legacy of A&M Records, fostered by the music mogul and his business partner and A&M Records co-founder, Herb Alpert. Moss helped make the company the epicenter of the music business in Los Angeles for decades; the evening will spotlight his commitment to identifying highly talented artists and providing them with the artistic freedom and support to advance their careers.
“Jerry Moss has always been a music lover first. If it weren’t for him, Humble Pie and my own solo career might never have happened,” said Peter Frampton. “Jerry has been a champion of mine my entire life and I treasure our friendship.”
“My first awareness of A&M Records was seeing the iconic logo on the inside of a Carole King record. A&M Records was known by all to be the ‘artists’ label’ and it was a dream come true when they signed me,” said Amy Grant. “In getting to know Jerry Moss over the years, I was amazed by the breadth of his interests. Whether it was music, horse racing or trekking through Africa, excellence defined everything in which he invested his talents and passions.”
Rachel S. Moore, Music Center president and CEO, added “Jerry Moss is one of the most iconic and pioneering figures in the recording industry. Alongside his A&M Records partner Herb Alpert, Jerry influenced the world by cultivating some of the most successful performers across all music genres, and we are thrilled to welcome some of those legendary musicians to our stage. This one-of-a-kind concert, which was slated for earlier this year, only to be upended by the pandemic, is worth the wait. This incredible celebration for Jerry will be the toast of the town!”
Best known for being the co-founder of A&M Records in 1962, along with trumpeter and bandleader Herb Alpert, Moss has had a successful career as a record executive for more than 60 years. Creating A&M Records from humble beginnings in a garage, Moss and Alpert launched the company with a handshake and an investment of $200 from both men; they turned the company into one of the most influential music makers of the century. Over 25 years, A&M grew into the largest independent record label in the world as it championed the art of the artist and greatly valued indisputable and genuine talent. A&M signed many of the industry’s most successful musical artists, including The Police, The Carpenters, Janet Jackson, Carole King, Joe Cocker and Peter Frampton, among many others.
After selling A&M records to Polygram in 1989, Moss and Alpert formed Almo Sounds. Moss serves as chairman of both Almo Sounds and Rondor Music Inc., a music publishing company, which has held over 65,000 songs, many of which are considered timeless classics in the industry. Both Moss and Alpert were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 as nonperformers.
For more information and to purchase tickets to Live at The Music Center: Concert Celebrating Jerry Moss, Co-Founder of A&M Records, patrons can call (213) 972-0711 or visit musiccenter.org. The Music Center’s Ticket Buyer Assurance Program protects all advance ticket purchases. Ticketed patrons will receive, at their request, a full refund, or a credit for a future performance if Los Angeles County or the State of California elects to restrict or prohibit large gathering events at venues, resulting in the cancellation of performances due to COVID-19-related conditions. If an event is postponed or rescheduled, ticketed patrons will be moved automatically to the new performance date; however, patrons may request a refund or credit for the future. All changes must be handled prior to the purchaser’s scheduled performance date.
The Music Center’s extensive safety protocols, which embrace the highest standards of safety, sanitation and security, are in place to minimize risk for its guests and employees. Please visit musiccenter.org/safety for information about The Music Center’s safety and security measures.
Live at The Music Center: Concert Celebrating Jerry Moss, Co-Founder of A&M Records is produced by The Music Center in conjunction with Nouveau Productions and Executive Producer and Co-Founder Robert Pullen, and generously supported by Bank of America. Hotel accommodations generously provided by the Fairmont Century Plaza.
*Programs and artists subject to change.
About The Music Center
The Music Center convenes artists, communities and ideas with the goal of deepening the cultural lives of every resident in Los Angeles County. The $70 million non-profit performing arts organization has two divisions: TMC Arts and TMC Ops. TMC Arts, The Music Center’s programming engine, provides year-round programming inside The Music Center’s four theatres, on Jerry Moss Plaza, outside at Grand Park—a 12-acre adjacent green space—in schools and other locations all over Los Angeles County and on a digital platform called The Music Center Offstage. TMC Arts presents world-class dance with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, free and low-cost public concerts and events, as well as live and digital K–12 arts education programs, workshops, performances, interactive experiences and special events. TMC Ops manages the theatres, the Plaza and Grand Park, which comprise $2 billion in county assets, on behalf of the County of Los Angeles. The Music Center is also home to four renowned resident companies—Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Opera and LA Phil. For more information, visit musiccenter.org. Follow The Music Center on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @MusicCenterLA.
The Music Center’s Mark Taper Forum
135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Saturday, January 14, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets start at $43
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