Bobby Womack, Rhythm & Blues Award honoree; JarveeÂ Hutcherson, Founder/National President, ASYM, Russ Regan, Musicians AdvocateÂ Award honoree, Sam Phillips, Host, Radio & TV Personality, Joey Sommerville, â€œAllÂ That Jazz Awardâ€ honoree, Tea Leaf Green Band, Scott Rager and Josh Clark,Â Favorite Grassroots Band Award.Â Â
ASYM holds 17th Annual Awards Event Honoring Excellence in Music
Â The American Society of Young Musicians (ASYM) once again gave throngs of fans, members and music lovers something to cheer about as they celebrated their 17th anniversary at the luxurious Luxe Hotel in Beverly Hills, honoring some of the biggest names in music and hottest music legends that the world has known! This was among one of many of ASYM’s member-sponsored events, where an array of celebrities and musical artists came together in honor of young talent, dedicated musical advocates, and musical celebrations. The event annual benefits ASYM’s musical scholarship programs for young people along with a mentorship component. With musical genres spanning the gamut from rock and pop to jazz and R&B, the artists, guests and industry attendees were treated to a mixture of musical talent and legends, receiving their award from ASYM president and fellow musician, Jarvee E. Hutcherson.
Among those being honored for their work and contributions to the music industry included; legendary rock and roll writer and producer Brian Wilson, receiving the Trailblazer Award, prolific producer and star-maker formerly of Universal Music, Musicians Advocate Russ Regan, popular indie band Tea Leaf Green, Rhythm and Blues pioneer Bobby Womack, and award-winning jazz trumpeteer, Joey Sommerville.
As Hutcherson stated, “it is very gratifying for us as music professionals to know that we work in an industry that we not only love and support, but that other industry giants share our passion so much, that they would come out on a Saturday afternoon, just to make sure their fans and supporters could show them their loyalty appreciation on this occasion.”
The American Society of Young Musicians continues to make its presence known even more as ASYM continues to provide a variety of services for young musicians, from financial assistance and shared housing referrals for struggling musicians, to mentorships at record labels and production studios. Over 2500 musicians to date have come through their doors on the road to artistic achievement. Their mission continues to grow stronger with the increasing number of music industry supporters and fans who have taken note of all that they have accomplished for budding musicians everywhere.Â