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Oct 18 Mon

A Conversation with Marietta Ulacia, Executive Director of Afro Latin Jazz Alliance

Lani Hall Watch Livestream

Marietta Ulacia is a Cuban-American artist and arts administrator with over 20 years of experience working in the non-profit cultural field. In May 2014 Marietta joined the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance of New York as Executive Director, with the mandate to lead the organization through its next phase of institutional growth.

At the Alliance, Marietta works alongside Artistic Director Arturo O’Farrill to strengthen the organization’s mission, vision and core values, spearheading the development of a strategic plan that places the organization at the center of progressive jazz programming, and formulating education, performance and conservation programs that prioritize equity and equality.

ABOUT LA SOUNDS NOW: EDI in the Music Industry + Still Waiting
Presented by The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, this special edition of LA Sounds Now integrates the Still Waiting speaker series, bringing together these two vital cross-school initiatives to offer a unique window into the current state of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the music industry. Co-moderated by the Herb Alpert School of Music Inaugural Dean Eileen Strempel and Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (and multiple Grammy Award winner) Arturo O’Farrill, the series will explore the intersection of EDI in the music industry through engaging conversations with industry professionals, artists and special guests representing the rich diversity of the Los Angeles music ecosystem.

Like most of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE! Seating is first-come, first-seated. Early arrival recommended. RSVPs are not available.

Attendance / Entry Requirements:

Masks must be worn at all times, properly covering nose and mouth

One of the following + valid photo ID:

Proof of full vaccination against COVID 19 – This means two weeks since the final dose of the vaccine

Proof of Negative COVID test no older than 72hrs
This test result must include: First & Last Name, Date of sample collection, Negative result

While Inside the Venue:

Masks required to be worn at all times regardless of vaccination status

No Food or Drink allowed in the building.

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This event is FREE! No RSVP required. Early arrival is recommended.


Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

Oct 25 Mon
A Conversation with Jeannette Perez, Chief Experience Officer at Kobalt Music
LA Sounds Now welcomes Chief Experience Officer at Kobalt Music Jeannette Perez, who oversees a significant portion of the client-facing publishing business, including writer and publisher relations. Her role was created for her, and allows Perez to support access to Kobalt resources by writers and artists while maintaining a high level of service.
Lani Hall
Oct 26 Tue
Mizrahi Music Workshop with Sam Thomas
Learn Mizrahi music from master musician and vocalist, Sam Thomas. Samuel Torjman Thomas, Ph.D, is an ethnomusicologist and multi-instrumentalist (saxophone/clarinet, oud, nay, vocals), teaches music, interdisciplinary studies, and Sephardic Studies at the City University of New York. His performance and research work centers on North African, Middle Eastern, and jazz traditions.
Nov 1 Mon
A Conversation with Brandon Sharp, Founder of AGENDA Management and Production
LA Sounds Now welcomes the Founder of AGENDA Management & Production, Brandon Sharp, who founded AGENDA Management and Production with a roster of talent and projects that seek to generate more equity, representation, and minority ownership in the entertainment business. 
Lani Hall
Nov 2 Tue
Distinguished Lecture Series : The Afterlives of Truth and Musicals
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Musicology presents: The Distinguished Lecture Series – “The Afterlives of Truth and Musicals”, a lecture by Jake Johnson. Lies, to invoke Mary Douglas, are stories out of place. Musicals are also stories out of place. They invest in the not-yet and enable a certain parlaying with reality that has come to be an attractive quality for communities all over America that see truth as a road block to worlds they prefer.…
Nov 16 Tue
Meet the Musician: Composer Charles Fox
Award winning composer Charles Fox is best known for his contributions to the music of TV, Film, and the pop world. Yet, some of the compositions he is most proud of are those with Jewish themes.