The music world lost two icons in the last week. CAP UCLA joins our music community in mourning the death of Ed Pearl. A legend in the music scene, and a beloved mentor and friend to many, he was truly one of a kind.
The Ash Grove of the ’60s was more than a venue, it was a visionary home for artists in the truest sense of the word. The spirit he captured and fostered carries on to this day, and we are honored to have had the chance to work with him and many of the poets and players of the Ash Grove community.
We offer our condolences to Ed’s family and friends, and celebrate his incredible life and legacy that has given so much to so many.
CAP UCLA also mourns the passing of Chick Corea, groundbreaking composer, bandleader, genre-defying pianist: a true icon in American music history.
We were honored to have Chick as a frequent guest here at UCLA, and has left an indelible legacy that lives in our hall and our hearts.
Rest In Peace, Chick Corea and Ed Pearl.