On February 5th, Catalina's Jazz Club in Hollywood hosted a special fundraiser for the Academy of Scoring Arts, a new non-profit organization spearheaded by ASCAP composer Ron Jones (Family Guy, American Dad). ASCAP songwriter and Family Guy/American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane performed a set of big band tunes with Jones's Influence Jazz Orchestra, making an already special event even more successful.
The mission of the Academy of Scoring Arts is to advance the creative and technical process of scoring visual media, by bringing together composers, filmmakers, audio engineers and musicians to share knowledge through the production of events and educational programs.
The Academy of Scoring Arts will hold another fundraiser on April 21st, 2012 at Vitello's Jazz Club in Studio City, CA. For reservations and info, please visit www.vitellosjazz.com or call 818-769-0905.