Annual Benefit Concert

 

KYCC’s Annual Virtual Benefit Concert will take place on Thursday, September 12, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. PDT. The concert will be hosted in person at The Colburn School’s Zipper Hall, located at 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012. The funds raised during this year’s concert will go towards supporting the variety of services provided for the Koreatown community by KYCC. Attendees can look forward to a special night filled with musical performances, special guests, and more. 

For any questions, please contact Carolyn Kwak at ckwak@kyccla.org or call (213) 365-7400 Ext. 5240.

ARTIST LINEUP

KEVIN WOO, K-pop artist and actor

Kevin Woo is a Korean-American actor, singer-songwriter, and producer, currently based in Los Angeles, California. He is most notably recognized as the main vocalist in the K-pop idol group U-KISS, which debuted in 2008. He has actively promoted chart-topping albums, headlined successful tours around the world, and starred in musicals for over a decade. He recently performed as the male lead in the Broadway musical KPOP. Kevin Woo will next be seen in Anderson .Paak’s directorial debut film, “K-POPS!”

 

ARLISSA, Recording artist, singer, songwriter

Born in Germany and raised in London, Arlissa found her passion for songwriting early. Influenced by artists such as Jeff Buckley, Elton John, and Nina Simone, she began playing piano and guitar at age 14. Her DIY singles led her to sold-out shows in London, NYC, and LA, and a viral hit with “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie.” Her debut album, “The OPEN-HEARTED,” released last year, showcases her soulful alt-pop/R&B style, reflecting personal and creative growth. Stay tuned for her upcoming project with super producer Matthew Pauling, promising a classy, soulful, and sophisticated sound.

 

JOEY QUIÑONES, Singer-songwriter

East LA native and lead singer of Thee Sinseers, Joey Quiñones is a returning act from last year’s Virtual Concert. Known for his “Chicano soul” sound, his music is dreamy and romantic. With roots embedded in the vibrant cultural landscape of East Los Angeles, Joey’s music resonates with depth and emotion. Through his soulful vocals, his music combines soul and oldies, often conveying love songs with a nostalgic sound but reimagined with a modern music twist.

 

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

SUZIE SUH, Newsanchor

A familiar face in our community, Suzie Suh is the first Korean American anchor on an English-language primetime newscast in Los Angeles. She is the co-anchor for KCAL News and has been KYCC’s MC at several of our Annual Benefit Concerts.

 

 

 

ALEXANDRA REID, First ever Black K-pop star, former leader and rapper of South Korean girl group, Rania

Alexandra Reid made history in 2015 as the first Black K-pop idol, leading K-pop group BP Rania. After three years in Seoul, she developed a profound love for Korean culture. She is currently penning a memoir and staying active within the community in LA.

 

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE KOREAN AMERICAN MUSIC FOUNDATION (KAMF)

A long-time partner of our Annual Benefit Concerts, KAMF is an instrumental part of our show. Collaborating with our artists, they deliver unique performances, presenting renditions of the artists’ songs at our concert with an orchestra arrangement. Under the auspices of the Korean American Music Foundation, the Korean American Youth Symphony (KAYS) provides opportunities for young musicians to perform orchestral works. It is the orchestra’s mission to help nurture the talent of youth while strengthening the performing arts for future generations.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Download full sponsorship packet here.

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