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Iz Avila

Musical Artist

Iz is an active artists, producer and mentor. Iz Avila has acquired five Grammys, numerous nominations as a songwriter/producer and has sold over 40 million records to date. Iz performed for Obama’s 2013 inauguration in Washington DC and sold out 5 shows at the 02 Arena and even for Bill Clinton’s Charity event at the Hollywood Bowl with Bono of U2 & Stevie Wonder.

In 2016, Iz joined the Turnaround Arts program, adopting Standing Rock Middle School in North Dakota and encouraging local leadership, teachers, and students around the country. In 2008, Iz started his involvement with the “Grammy in the Schools Program,” speaking at various career days at local high schools. That then led Iz to create his own weekly webinar/streaming show called “Connected” in 2016 which focuses on providing education, mentoring and jobs in the fields of music, recording, film, radio and culinary.

Today, he has introduced over 430 jobs to aspiring musicians, producers, directors and chefs.

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Events featuring Iz Avila
Events featuring Iz Avila