Ross Bolton Tribute Concert Fundraiser w/ Very Special Surprise Guests: June 13th, 8pm at Musicians Institute Concert Hall


Ross Bolton Tribute Concert Fundraiser

Let’s Funk it Up for Ross!

Thursday June 13th, 8pm-10pm


MI All Star Faculty Band

Daniel Gilbert, Scott Henderson, Scott Parker, Pathik Desai, Dave Hill, Jude Gold  Guitar

Masta  Vocals

Christian Klikovits Keyboards

Alexis Sklarevski, George Lopez Bass

Gary Hess Drums

MI Gospel Choir

With Very Special Guests

Special Guests, Saxophone

Adam Hawley, Special Guest  Guitar

Philippe Saisse, Rodney Lee  Keyboards

Darryl Williams, Oskar Cartaya  Bass

Eric Valentine  Drums

Please join us in celebrating the legacy and immense talents of Ross Bolton–respected, admired, emulated for 27 years as a beloved member of the Musicians Institute Guitar faculty as its resident Funk guitar specialist.  Ross passed away earlier this year from cancer, this fundraiser will raise funds for his wife and two young children, and seeks to set up a scholarship fund in his name at MI.

Ross was a longtime member of Al Jarreau’s band, performer with Euge Groove, Dave Koz, “Jimmy Kimmel Show” band, Shelia E, and many others.

The evening features performances from an MI All Star Faculty Band, several guest stars, as well as a special video tribute.

Special Suprise Guests!

Special Suprise Guests!

Be sure to bid on special silent auction items from Yamaha including:

Dave Garibaldi Piccolo Snare, handsigned by Dave Garibaldi!

Dave Garibaldi Piccolo Snare, handsigned by Dave Garibaldi!


Two RBX Basses Handsigned by Billy Sheehan et al

Two RBX Basses handsigned by Billy Sheehan & Abe Laboriel


  • Tickets are $15 available at the door

(online advance sales have now closed)


Festival seating

Box Office opens one hour before the show (7pm).

MI student tickets are $5 with proper ID at the door, we strongly encourage MI students to make the $5 donation (or more)– but no MI student will be turned away due to lack of funds.

A portion of the event proceeds will also be directly donated to the Ross Bolton Funk Guitar Scholarship fund at Musicians Institute.

We encourage additional TAX DEDUCTIBLE donations for the Ross Bolton fund to be made at the door, via cash, check or credit card  — or by clicking here.

(Please state that the donation should be allocated for Ross Bolton Scholarship fund under “Program” notes). 


The MI Concert Hall entrance is located at: 1655 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood; at the corner of McCadden and Hawthorn.


Parking is available nearby in paid public lots on McCadden Place, Hawthorn or one block away on Selma Ave. Limited street parking is available.

Local Parking Map for MI



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