Michael Haggins Band combines jazz and R&B to generate a smooth funk sound. The group plays original music and covers songs by Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Sade, and R&B classics from the '70s and '80s. The group has performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival, the legendary Spaghettini Grill & Jazz Club in Seal Beach, and many other Southern California events and festivals, such as those presented by 94.7 The Wave and KJLH radio station. Michael is a successful contemporary bass player and songwriter from Pasadena with major music placements of his original songs. Credits include the movie soundtracks for Hall Pass and The First Time, as well as NBC’s Community, ABC’s Happy Endings, FOX’s Raising Hope and New Girl, HBO’s Ray Donovan, MSNBC's Morning Show Wake Up With Al,The Weather Channel, and KTLA-TV Morning News Show.
The mission of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture is to advance arts, culture, and creativity throughout LA County. We fulfill our mission by providing services and support in areas including grants and technical assistance for nonprofit organizations; professional development opportunities; commissioning civic artworks and managing the County’s civic art collection; implementing countywide arts education initiatives; research and evaluation; career pathways in the creative economy; free community programs; and cross sector creative strategies that address civic issues. This work is framed by the County’s Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative and a longstanding commitment to fostering access to the arts.