Our musical program is directed by accomplished musician and performer Ken Francis and includes a variety of talented artists who keep our center laughing and singing in style. For a sampling of our musical inspirations, please visit our YouTube Channel and listen to some recorded videos:
Music Director Ken Francis
Ken began his musical career at the age of 14 by being the first drummer to receive the Los Angeles Unified School District Musicians Scholarship, which gave him pre admittance into the Los Angeles Children’s Philharmonic. He began touring the United States and Internationally at the age of 17 by joining the Touring Cast of Beatlemania and with the Legends in Concert Tour working as the guitar/keyboardist.
In 1994 Ken released one of the first Enhanced Multimedia CD’s entitled “Blue Road” which met with outstanding reviews and was featured in the CNN News Channel, NBC’s Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Billboard Magazine, Mix Magazine, The Hard Report, FMQB, The Album Network, R&R and many others. The Blue Road CD was featured as a mural on the side of the world famous Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
In 2003 Ken Co-Wrote and Co-Produced The Invisibles CD which was featured nationally on public radio KPFK with band interviews and given as the radio station gift to subscribers that year. His song “Is This the Best That We Can Do” was featured in the documentary “Garden of Hope” and premiered at the world famous Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California. Kenneth performed as bass/percussionist in the Ricky Ricardo Orchestra for the award winning stage production I Love Lucy Live in 2011-12 as well as performing on the Jimmy Kimmel Stage as a member of the Chadwick Johnson Band in 2013.
Kent Moore (Bass)
Kent Moore grew up in Monterey, California, an area well-known for its jazz and blues, Kent graduated from Berklee College of Music- Boston, MA. He performs and records for local bands in the Los Angeles area.
Kent’s influences range from James Jamerson, Jaco Pastorius, and Ron Carter to Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, and Brian Bromberg.