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mindformusicUnbreakable Music Foundation’s  founder, record producer, Simon Illa talks to about his first charity event Mind For Music,  This is an event to help music education in the disabled community. It takes place today, May 29th, 2009 in Atlanta! Listen to all the details!

Listen To Simon Illa Interview


Unbreakable Music Foundation presents


hosted by Leslie Fram

Hard Rock Cafe’s Velvet Underground

215 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

May 29, 2009 * 8-11PM *

$75 adv./$100 dos

The following is featured in the upcoming issue of the GRAMMY® Magazine.……

The Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta has teamed up with the Unbreakable Music Foundation to host “Mind for Music” on May 29, 2009 at The Velvet Underground. Unbreakable Music Foundation was established by Writer/Producer Simon Illa. The foundation’s focus, although broad in scope, is primarily based on assistance and raising awareness of needs related to creation of music and music education. UMF will accomplish this through various music-related events, campaigns, and promotions. Simon was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, an inherited disorder characterized by extreme fragility of the bones, leaving him confined to a wheel chair. This has not stopped Simon from pursuing his dreams however.

“Sometimes I wonder where I would be in my career if I could have had the tools to explore my interest in music earlier in life.  Now that I have made my way within the mainstream music industry, I feel it is time to think about the next generation, the next child or children that should have access to the equipment that will provide the opportunities to explore and learn music ‘hands on’ despite physical disability.”

The event will take place from 8pm – 11pm on Friday night May 29, 2009 at the Hard Rock’s Velvet Underground located at 215 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.  Tickets for the event are $75 in advance, available at Ticket Alternative and $100 the night of the event.  In addition to a cash bar, food and live entertainment will be also enhance the evening’s Hollywood atmoshpere.  Hear live music produced by Unbreakable Music Group Founder and Producer Simon Illa from Vonnegutt, Wabi Sabi, and Charlie Heffley; this is sure to create a more memorable evening.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Unbreakable Music Foundation’s “Mind For Music” initiative.  You may also make donations to the account of Unbreakable Music Foundation at SunTrust Banks around Atlanta.

If you are interested and would like further information please contact Eileen Tilson  ( or (404) 261-5537.


Audio Feature Credits

Host: Matt Clizbe

Interviewers: Matt Clizbe

Written By: Matt Clizbe
Produced By  Matt Clizbe
Additional Co-Production, Mixed & Engineered By: Craig Clizbe
Special Thanks
Simon Illa, & Kyle Lucas, Mind For Music, Unbreakable Music Foundation