On March 31, YoungArts hosted a Salon—sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation—with music industry legend Mark Windish and YoungArts alumna and rising star Niia Bertino (2005, Voice) to an audience of local music industry giants and cultural connectors.
DJs, promoters, curators, producers, musicians, publicists and booking agents alike came out to participate in an open discussion with Tom and Niia. The conversation covered many different topics, including the importance of building relationships, finding the right team, slowing down in an increasingly fast-paced world and industry, and making good music.
The evening ended with a beautiful and intimate performance by Niia, accompanied by guitarist and YoungArts alumnus Josh Bermudez (2014, Jazz).
If you missed the Salon, you’ll soon be able to watch the talk and performance on video. In the meantime, we thought it would be fun to share a playlist based on what Niia and Tom are currently listening to: