FREE EVENT: LA College of Music Hosts Don Was

"Let's Talk About Music' Series Talk Takes Place July 29

Interviewed by GRAMMY Award-winning producer "Native Wayne" Jobson, conversation will discuss his career as a producer, his work as President of Blue Note Records and other topics.

Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) will welcome Blue Note Records President, and three-time GRAMMY Award-winning producer Don Was to their ongoing "Let's Talk Music" series on Wednesday, July 29 (8-9pm). This event is open to the public, and is free with RSVP.

Don Was is one of music's most significant artists and executives. As the President of Blue Note Records since 2011, Was is both the company's leader and an ambassador for its music, charged with bringing the label's 21st Century jazz artists and its expanding palette of contemporary musicians to larger audiences. As an in-demand, highly acclaimed and commercially successful producer, Was has been honored with Grammy Awards for his production work in each of the past three decades: In 1989 for producing Bonnie Raitt's breakthrough classic Nick Of Time, in 1994 as Producer Of The Year for his work with artists ranging from The Rolling Stones to Willie Nelson to Roy Orbison, and in 2009 for his production work on Ziggy Marley's Best Musical Album For Children, Family Time. Albums produced by Was have achieved dozens of multi-platinum, platinum and gold certifications and have sold over 80 million copies worldwide. He was recently awarded his first Emmy as musical director for the CBS Television special, The Beatles: The Night That Changed America, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the group's first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. Don first became known to music audiences as founding member of Was (Not Was), which he formed with childhood friend David Was (Weiss) in suburban Detroit.

LACM's "Let's Talk Music" series is an event hosted regularly for students and alumni of LACM, and for the music community in Southern California. Other musicians previously featured in the series include producer Glen Ballard, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Ziggy Marley, Moby, Dave Wakeling, Gavin Rossdale, Linda Perry, Stewart Copeland, Brandon Boyd & Mike Einziger.

The event is open to the public by RSVP (space is limited). General public may RSVP at or by calling 626.568.8850. The event will also be streamed live online at

Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) prepares students to be leaders in today's competitive music industry and offers Bachelor's, Associate and Diploma programs in music performance, production, composition and music business. Located in the heart of the entertainment industry, the faculty is comprised of leading music professionals with a passion for inspiring the next generation. A destination for education, the college offers a real world playing environment and unique learning opportunities for students and the community with major names in music. For more information, call 626.568.8850 or e-mail Follow LACM at or on Twitter: @LACMOfficial.