JASON WALL: FOUNDER; EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jason has an extensive background in the music industry as a professional drummer, music producer, and music educator. This background combined with his passion for helping young people and a network of many of the world’s greatest musicians became the foundation for creating Future Youth Records. Through teaching and mentoring hundreds of youth from all over the world, he learned many wanted to create music that not only expressed artistic creativity but also made an impact on their peers. Jason initially set out to establish a record label focused on helping musically inclined youth do just that. But, as fate would have it, he found a deeper meaning for this label – to help youth, regardless of musical experience, use the power of music to advocate for change, make a positive social impact, and inspire their generation to live compassionately, inclusive, and healthy.
MATT FINK: V.I.N.Y.L. PROGRAM MENTOR
Matt is a world-renowned keyboardist, songwriter and music producer most known as being a member of Prince and the Revolution. In 1985 he won a Grammy Award for his work as a co-writer and performer on the hit album "Purple Rain". The album has sold over 18 million copies since its release. Other notable work with Prince includes co-writing credits on the songs "Dirty Mind", 'Computer Blue" and "17 Days" to name a few along with performing credits on the albums "Dirty Mind", "Controversy", and "Lovesexy" among several others. Matt has appeared on albums by Lipps Inc., The Time and Vanity 6. Following his work with Prince he built his own studio named Star Vu in Minneapolis and continues to write, produce and record many artists around the world.
EVA GARDNER: V.I.N.Y.L. PROGRAM MENTOR
Eva began performing with live bands in her hometown of Los Angeles at the age of 13. Deciding to further her musical studies, she attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Eva continued her studies at UCLA, graduating with honors (Cum Laude), and earning a degree in Ethnomusicology. Her professional career began when she toured and recorded as the original bassist in The Mars Volta in 2001/2002. Since then, Eva has performed and toured with numerous artists worldwide, including P!nk, Gwen Stefani, Cher, Tegan & Sara, Moby and Veruca Salt.
DAVE SHUL: V.I.N.Y.L. PROGRAM MENTOR
Dave has been involved in the Bay Area music scene for the past 35 years as a songwriter, producer and guitarist. His versatility landed him gigs with Ozomatli, Sly and Robbie, Lenny Williams, Jennifer Holiday, Counting Crows, Pink and Billy Preston to name a few. He was also a member of Michael Franti and Spearhead for 14 years writing over 30 songs over the span of seven albums. In his spare time he works with Bay Area youth musicians in bands and coaches them through his decades of experience.
Board of Directors
Carol Reynolds - Director
Donald Larkin - Board Chair
Adam Alper - Director