Hartt & Soul Productions Presents: Benefitting One World
Early Show : 7:00 PM
Late Show : 9:30 PM
Musician. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Humanitarian. Damien Escobar bears many titles and puts no limits on what more he can achieve. If you had any doubt about the Emmy-award winning breakout violinist, his resume, which spans nearly two decades, humbly includes critically acclaimed albums, sold out global tours, collaborations with music legends, and more – an inspirational success story that started with Escobar playing his violin on NYC subways. The NAACP Image Award nominee who rebuilt his career from the ground up through grassroots movements fueled by his soulful mixtapes, now uses his platform, not only to share his music, but to make a difference in the world. His first passion project was sparked by his desire to help bridge the gap in the arts and culture sector for women and people of color. In 2018 The Gloria Gail Gallery opened its doors with a mission to diversify the arts world and enrich the community. Escobar extended that promise with planned outreach programs for youth and young adults provided by The Gloria Gail Foundation. Never one to be labeled as ‘just’ a violinist, Escobar started the ‘I Thought it was Just Me’ podcast, a podcast designed to spread positivity and break down stigmas surrounding mental health issues. No part of his life story has been wasted, Escobar takes every success and failure to inspire others. And in 2020, the artist and entrepreneur has a clear vision for the next steps in his career, as he’ll release three musical projects including a highly anticipated Christmas album, and will kick off his ‘Life Out Loud tour,’ an empowering musical event that will motivate individuals to speak their truths to transform their lives. Many can learn from Escobar’s emotional journey, that when life serves you the lowest of lows, you must think, believe and strive to achieve the highest of highs.