Beverly Hills High School
Class of 1999
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|Graduation Year||Class of 1999|
|About Me||Work: Second Line Vinyl (Chief Community Officer & Co-founder), Bump Town (Executive Director), UnderCover Presents (Producer & Founder) Affiliations: Oakland Symphony (Creative Consultant), Rotary Oakland, Recording Academy SF Chapter (Former Governor), GRAMMY U Mentor, Leadership Oakland Class of 2017 Lyz Luke is an arts & equity activist, producer, event producer, and mentor. Pivoting her 12 years of non-profit and PR experience toward the arts, she has earned a reputation as an "Executive Music Enabler" among the Bay's music community. She is especially known for consistently asking "Who's not at the table? What do we change to make them feel welcome to the table? What do we do to make them stay at the table?" Living in the heart of Oakland, Luke has learned to appreciate the undeniable strength and power of the Bay Area Arts community. Over her career, Lyz Luke has presented over 1,000 musicians by more than 150 Bay Area acts with genres ranging from Latin Hip Hop to full Orchestral. She has produced 14 albums and has received numerous awards for her work: YBCA 100, East Bay Express, SF Weekly, and the SF Bay Guardian. She has also worked with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff in presenting Mayoral Proclamations to both Green Day and Sly & The Family Stone. Lyz is currently co-founding Second Line Vinyl and Bump Town in West Oakland. The creative space is an ecosystem dedicated to creating sustainability and stability for musicians by providing workshops, physical space, physical manufacturing of vinyl records, and numerous other resources. All of this is thoughtfully being integrated into the existing West Oakland culture. The initiative will also be creating over 50 jobs in West Oakland by the end of 2018. During what spare time she has, Lyz Luke serves as a Governor for the SF Chapter of the Recording Academy, volunteers as a mentor with GRAMMY U, graduated as part of Leadership Oakland Class of 2017, speaks at City of Oakland council meetings in an effort to increase arts funding, serves as a grants panelist for the Cultural Funding Program, and voluntee...(read more)|