2019-20 MUSIC LAB DATES
September 27 ○ October 25 ○ November 22 ○ January 31 ○ February 28 ○ March 27 ○ April 24 ○ May 29
VICTORIA CANAL (11.22.19)
At only just 21 years old, Spanish-American Victoria Canal is one of the most inspiring & empowering artists on the scene today. Last year she did 120+ dates opening and singing with Michael Franti, as well as opening for Lawrence, Emily King, and Mac Ayres. Prior to touring, she attended school at the Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music at NYU.
Being born with one arm as a result of Amniotic Band Syndrome has informed her life & music. Victoria made it her mission to help people understand that everyone is born differently, whether those differences are seen or not. You’re no less than anyone, regardless of how different you may feel. Embracing this way of thought has brought the world of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging to Canal’s attention.
Outside of gracing the stage, Victoria is highly respected as a versatile songwriter, producer, model, humanitarian, and speaker who has shaped her own fate. She will be the face of a new Jordan Flyease shoe and featured in an Intel Chromebook campaign in the coming months, as well be the subject of a hour-long special on CNN Español’s “Proyecto Ser Humano”.
She's been the feature of multiple diversity campaigns including Mastercard's #StartSomethingPriceless alongside SZA and others. Corporate & Speaking engagements include Toyota, LITV, Business Outsider & Powershift. She's written songs for campaigns like Sunshine to Women in the House and has done diversity modeling / influencer work by partnering with health-conscious brands like Daily Harvest, Soylent & Rebbl. Victoria has also collaborated/raised funds for organizations like Garden of Dreams Foundations, Thankful.org, Operation Smile, and Autism Speaks.
Victoria will release her new single Drama in November 2019, evolving her sound and image to reflect her growth as an artist and adult. Some current specs include 8.5mil Spotify streams, 1.6mil YouTube views, 64k Facebook likes, and 49k Instagram followers. Victoria is poised for success.
MORE INFO: https://www.victoriacanal.com/
ANDREW LEIB (11.22.19)
Born and raised in MIlwaukee, WI, Andrew Leib is a music appreciator and artist manager at Red Light Management in Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of Nicolet High School and Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he has earned a B.S. in Entertainment and Arts Management and a minor in music. His past & current client roster includes Victoria Canal, Sure Sure, Nu Deco Ensemble, Emily King, Cory Henry, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Luke James, Counting Crows, Theo Katzman, Lecrae, Miyavi, Corinne Bailey Rae, Cheers Elephant, and Tunji Ige. Prior to joining Red Light, Andrew was an independent artist manager for Philly indie-rock act Cheers Elephant, artist relations / hospitality specialist for numerous large scale festivals like Lollapalooza and All Good Festival, and stage manager for Emmy-award winning “FoodPlay Productions”, a non-profit traveling show teaching inner city kids about nutrition. His experience covers artist career strategy, digital services, marketing, merchandising, creative services, and branding.
What is a “Jam Session?”
This month’s Lab session will be more than the average open mic! In the spirit of November’s themes of inclusion, diversity & community, we’ll be having an open Jam Session! High School students from all over the city will sign up to perform on stage with others. Singers, rappers, musicians & beatmakers can get on stage together & vibe out with one another through the music you create on the spot. Got a beat you want others to rap over? Do you play drums & wanna play around with a guitarists or keyboarist? Wanna sing together with your friends? The possibilities are endless! All students are welcome - RSVP TODAY!
MUSIC LAB FALL LINEUP:
SEPT 27 • JULIAN & EVERETT REID OF THE JUJU EXCHANGE
OCT 25TH • JEAN DEAUX
NOV 22ND • VICTORIA CANAL + ANDREW LEIB
GRACE WEBER’S MUSIC LAB TRANSPORTATION HUBS:
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB - MARY RYAN BRANCH
3000 N Sherman Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53210
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB - DON & SALLIE DAVIS BRANCH
1975 S 24th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
MILWAUKEE HS OF THE ARTS
2300 W Highland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233
2480 W Cherry St, Milwaukee, WI 53205
RONALD REAGAN HIGH SCHOOL
4965 S 20th St, Milwaukee, WI 53221