We here at Beato’s Blog are elated to honor and acknowledge the jazz master himself–Joe Porcaro–for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles College of Music. The ceremony was held last night in Pasadena, California, at The Garage at LACM North. Joe’s contributions as a player, mentor, educator, and teacher are unparalleled.  Add to that Joe’s personality–which is very giving and kind–and you have a legend.

The LACM was founded in 1996 with Joe being one of the original department chairs. Since then, Joe has worked tirelessly to help along and further the careers of countless musicians. To say that Joe is deserving of this award is an understatement.

To celebrate this event we invite you to hear from Joe himself as he reflects on his life and amazing career.

Mr. P we salute you for your award and we can think of no one more deserving of this than you. Thank your contributions and for being you.

Ken “K Bo” Biedzynski, Editor