Music for Autism Announces 2017 Spotlight Artists

Music for Autism is pleased to announce its 2017 Spotlight Artists, trumpeter Kiku Collins and trombonist David Gibson.

The Spotlight Artist distinction is Music for Autism’s recognition of not just exceptional musicianship but also dedicated service to those with autism and their families.

“With so much compassion, love, enthusiasm, grace and heart, Kiku and David have shared their talents with the families we serve. This award is a long overdue recognition of their profound humanity and many contributions to Music for Autism,” stated Music for Autism founder, Dr. Robert Accordino.

“David plays with a velvety sound and impeccable style that resonates with our audiences” noted Ryan Gardner, International Trumpet Guild Board Member and Artist Coordinator for Los Angeles and New York. Speaking of Kiku, New York Concert Coordinator Linda Blacken says that she “personifies perseverance and strength in the face of adversity and is a proponent of empowering girls and women to realize their potential, both in the music industry and in life.”

Collins and Gibson

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Music for Autism is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to enhancing quality of life and raising public awareness through free, autism-friendly, interactive concerts developed specifically for individuals with autism and their families. Music for Autism began the Spotlight Artist program in 2009 to recognize extraordinarily talented and gifted artists who have made a significant commitment to supporting the work of M4A and aiding in the charity’s expansion to additional US cities. 

Source: Laura Lazar, National Program Coordinator, Music for Autism

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