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James Hazley: "From the Ashes" LIVE Fundraising Jam @ Toys of the Masses (Hollywood, CA)
Sat, Sep 16 8:00 PM – Sun, Sep 17 1:00 AM PDT
This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/FromTheAshes
Join us for an unforgettable evening of music and celebration! This event is a hybrid, featuring both live performances and online streaming. There will be an open jam session, so if you're an artist and want to participate, please fill out our Google Form https://forms.gle/Ac68mYmP8QmbZX7s5 to register your interest. Date: September 16, 2023 Time: 8 PM PST Location: Toys of the Masses, 1645 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA Ticket Price: Suggested donation of $15 All proceeds from ticket sales will directly support James Hazley's upcoming album, "From the Ashes." Your contribution will help bring this incredible project to life and support James in his journey. We're also celebrating a double occasion: Chapete's birthday and the 6th anniversary of Make Art Not War, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to promoting the arts. Stay tuned for more details about our lineup, special guests, and how to access the live stream if you can't join us in person. We look forward to sharing this memorable night with you, celebrating the arts, and making a difference in the world of music! For more information about James Hazley and the event, visit: https://youtu.be/BmmH439bOwg?feature=shared https://givebutter.com/FromTheAshes https://www.makeartnotwar.org/jameshazley #MakeArtNotWar
Welcome to the crowdfunding campaign for James Hazley's highly anticipated album, "From the Ashes." This extraordinary project not only aims to bring to light a collection of hidden musical gems but also serves as a celebration of resilience, the power of friendship, and the unique spirit of Argentina. By joining us in this campaign, you will be making a meaningful impact, both artistically and personally.
Cover desing by Jesús Dupuax @jesus_dupuax
"As a heartfelt tribute, the concept album 'From the Ashes' is dedicated to the memory of Shetay Lebón, a talented transgender Argentinian - American musician and daughter of renowned Argentinian artist David Lebón. Shetay's artistic spirit and courageous journey left an indelible mark on those who knew her. She was introduced to James Hazley through A&R, Chapete from Toys of the Masses, the label owned by David Hakopyan (known for his work with Soil/SOAD and the Apex Theory). The collaboration between James and Shetay began with a song called 'Nothing at All,' which James was producing with her before her untimely passing. The song will be produced in James' debut album, featuring Gaspar Benegas, a very close friend of Shetay who introduced her to the label."
Picture by Kevin RC Wilson @kevinwilsonnyc
James Hazley is a multifaceted artist and musician whose journey is marked by resilience, transformation, and the unwavering support of his friends. With a musical career spanning over two decades, James has emerged from the shadows to share his long-hidden treasure trove of songs in the highly anticipated album, "From the Ashes."
Born into a show business family, James Hazley's early exposure to the world of entertainment laid the foundation for his own artistic pursuits. His mother, Thelma Jones, a prominent 70s soul singer, and his father, Dickey Hazley, her manager and a TK Records A&R, provided him with a rich musical heritage. James's talent first shone at the young age of five when he made a captivating appearance on the syndicated children's program,"Romper Room." With a natural inclination for performance, James continued to develop his skills, embracing various roles and instruments along the way. Later making waves in the indie rock and post-grunge scene with his college power pop band, Cockeyed Ghost.
One of the most significant influences in James's life is his childhood friend, John Dolmayan (System of a Down). Throughout their journey together, John played a pivotal role in supporting James during his moments of struggle and recovery. When James battled with addiction, John stood by his side, providing much-needed support for rehabilitation. Their unbreakable bond and shared passion for music led them to create the band These Grey Men, where James Hazley served as the co-producer and bass player. Together, they collaborated with renowned artists such as Tom Morello and Serj Tankian, leaving an indelible mark on the music industry.
James Hazley's path, however, has not been without its trials. As a survivor of ritual cult sexual abuse during his childhood, he faced the enduring effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The trauma took a toll on his well-being, leading him down a dangerous path of addiction. James battled a near-fatal heroin addiction that resulted in twelve years of homelessness and multiple hospitalizations. Yet, through sheer determination and the support of his friends, James conquered his addiction and embarked on a path of recovery and healing.
The turning point came when James Hazley's talent caught the attention of the entertainment industry. He landed a role as Eric Andre's larger-than-life sidekick, Blannibal, on the renowned Eric Andre Show. This opportunity not only showcased his comedic presence but also opened doors to further collaborations, including his role as the co-producer and bass player in These Grey Men. Working alongside notable artists such as Tom Morello and Serj Tankian, James contributed to their highly regarded album, demonstrating his range and versatility as a musician.
Hazley is also the co-executive producer for the Anti-War Concept album United Themes by Mark Slater and Gabriel Lococo about the 1982 Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas).[*] Charity album, donating its proceeds to the families that lost their homes in the Patagonia duo to the fires that occurred in May of 2021 through the artist organization Artistas por la Patagonia, supported by 501c3 Non-Profit for the Arts, Makeartnotwar.org.[*][*] Released on the record label, Make Noise Not War Records (Los Angeles).
Now, with "From the Ashes," James Hazley is ready to share his own artistic vision and his personal journey of triumph and resilience. This concept album, a culmination of over 20 years of creativity and growth, explores themes of addiction, struggle, and redemption while celebrating the power of friendship and the spirit of Argentina. Each track weaves a narrative that reflects James's own experiences, delivering a powerful and relatable musical experience to listeners.
If you have any suggestions, or questions, or would like to make additional or special donations such as valuable artworks for our auction section, collectible pieces, paintings, or any other creative contribution, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We'd be thrilled to consider your offerings for our campaign. Feel free to contact us at [email protected]. Your support means the world to us, and we're excited to collaborate with you in any meaningful way!
MAKE ART NOT WAR is a nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes, specifically to support original content from artists and creators from around the world in art, music, cinema and television. Focusing on cultural interest projects and freedom of speech initiatives. Promoting and developing artistic projects. Opening the possibility in forming new professionals, taught by professionals and / or talented artist from around the world. Create new spaces of artist and / or individual self—expression (such as in festivals, screenings, filmmaking, music, happenings, expositions and more. Also interventions and participation with other similar activities to support and promote). Additionally, opening job opportunities for any type of individuals. Open an environment of non-exclusivity. Generating a cultural exchange through international artistic co-productions or collaborations.
MAKE ART NOT WAR is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization with the state of California. Created in Buenos Aires. Based in California.
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MAKE ART NOT WAR was incorporated on 7/25/2016.