Burbank Arts Newsletter: July 1 – July 14
1) Can you tell us a little bit about what you do?
We are a brass band consisting of six teenagers from different ethnic backgrounds who all happen to go to Burbank High School. Our trumpet player is Rodrigo Garcia, our tenor saxophone player is Alfredo Martinez, our trombone player is AJ Crume, our baritone saxophone player is JD Harvel, our bass trombone player is Immanuel Penn and our drummer is Logan Pattera. 63 Degrees was born in Burbank and we play music on the streets of LA County. We have played in Burbank, Glendale, Toluca Lake, and North Hollywood. We mainly play funk, jazz and hip-hop, along with other fun songs by artists from Bruno Mars to Herbie Hancock to Lipps Inc. Our inspiration came from a New York band called Lucky Chops.
2) How did you first become interested in music?
All of our backgrounds are different, but most of us started getting interested in music in middle school and from there we never stopped. We only started playing together during November of 2019.
3) How does art enrich a community, and what are some ways people can engage with art in Burbank?
Art can enrich a community by inspiring the community and making them understand that they can do amazing things. The inspiration from one individual is able to make a lot of positive change. In Burbank, the main form of “art” that you see is street performing. You see it all the time really. Sometimes without even knowing it.
4) If you could share with our community one thing about art, what would it be?
Art comes from an agreement between the brain and the heart. The brain comes up with a plethora of ideas and goals. The heart provides the determination and the willpower to accomplish them.
To learn more about 63 Degrees, follow them on Instagram @63degreesofficial or email firstname.lastname@example.org