Ken Francis, our Center's Music Director, has written some of the songs that have become an integral part of each Sunday service. His ability to bring spirit and energy to any song with just the right arrangement is part of what keeps people coming back each week.
Ken began his musical career at the age of 14 by being the first drummer to receive the Los Angeles Unified School District Musicians Scholarship, which gave him pre-admittance into the Los Angeles Children’s Philharmonic. He began touring the United States and Internationally at the age of 17 by joining the Touring Cast of Beatlemania and with the Legends in Concert Tour working as the guitar/keyboardist.
In 1994 Ken released one of the first Enhanced Multimedia CD’s entitled “Blue Road” which met with outstanding reviews and was featured in the CNN News Channel, NBC’s Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Billboard Magazine, Mix Magazine, The Hard Report, FMQB, The Album Network, R&R and many others. The Blue Road CD was featured as a mural on the side of the world famous Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
In 2003 Ken Co-Wrote and Co-Produced The Invisibles CD which was featured nationally on public radio KPFK with band interviews and given as the radio station gift to subscribers that year. His song “Is This the Best That We Can Do” was featured in the documentary “Garden of Hope” and premiered at the world famous Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California. Kenneth performed as bass/percussionist in the Ricky Ricardo Orchestra for the award winning stage production I Love Lucy Live in 2011-12 as well as performing on the Jimmy Kimmel Stage as a member of the Chadwick Johnson Band in 2013.
Jason Goldstein has played in ensembles his entire life, but from 2012-2016, he studied jazz piano and composition in New Orleans. Since returning to Los Angeles, he has been performing live with various artists and recording in studios as a session musician for major labels. He is also a songwriter as well as a vocalist and can often be found writing and producing music. When it comes to his instrumental work, he specializes in jazz, pop, folk, and R&B piano/organ, but also has multi-instrumental abilities!