Memorial Benefit Concert – Sept 27, 2009


It was a tragic occasion that brought us together on September 27th at the Paloma Room in Montebello, but it was a celebration of the life of Miguel Adrian Valenzuela. A community of musicians pulled together in this fundraising event, in an effort to assist a family through a difficult time.


Musicians from bands such as Kotolan, Bombachante and Latin Sol (to name a few) all united as supporters and performers. So many musicians showed up in fact, that not everyone got to take the stage. The paloma room graciously hosted the event, providing enough room for eating, drinking and dancing into late Sunday night. The peak of the evening most definitely had to go to the 18-piece jam session that fortunately I bared witness too. It was beyond amazing. Joey de Leon was hypnotic with his conga skills that kept us all entranced with his solo performance.

The Paloma Room was filled with the warmth of love for the loss of a young man, and the vibrance of life.

One response to “Memorial Benefit Concert – Sept 27, 2009”

  1. Brenda Valenzuela

    This event was in honor of my Primo Michael… it was a beautiful night. I’m sure that he was smiling down from Heaven. Thank you to all the musicians, dancers, family and friends that supported this benefit.
    Pay it forward… and you will receive your blessings!
    God bless, Brenda Valenzuela