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Playing for Change Foundation arose from a common belief that music has the power to connect people regardless of their differences. Playing for Change Foundation was established in 2007 to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music. The Foundation’s mission is to create positive change through music and arts education.


Keb' Mo' draws heavily on the old-fashioned country blues style of Robert Johnson while keeping his sound contemporary with touches of soul and folksy storytelling. His songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer. He’s also collaborated with a host of other artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke and Little Milton.


Rock band LUCE was founded in San Francisco in 2000 and released their fifth album in February 2013. The band, lead by singer Tom Luce, is made up of keyboardist/producer Adam Rossi, drummer Brian Zalewski, bassist Alex Cordrey and lead guitarist Dylan Brock.
Luce’s self-titled first album, released in 2001 was a great success in the San Francisco Bay Area, winning the California Music Award for Outstanding Debut. The single “Good Day” peaked at #39 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart and was heard in the movies 13 Going on 30 and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and several TV shows and commercials. Check out for more information and upcoming shows.


Hailing from Denmark, passionate folk/pop singer, Claes Cem has built a grassroots following as an independent artist. He has played over 1,000 shows across the world and was named Best Singer at the Emergenza Music Festival contest in Denmark. 

Over the past three years, Cem has put his heart, soul, and stories into his recordings, collaborating with several Grammy Award winning producers in Nashville, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Thailand.  

Claes Cem's works have been featured on television shows such as ABC's "Extreme Makeover" and "The Bachelor. His past two singles "Rosie” and “40,000 Feet” enjoyed success and received extensive airplay on Danish National Radio and he is currently touring the United States in support of “You Ain’t Beaten Yet”, the first single from his debut album. For more information about Claes Cem, visit 




mation and upcoming shows.


Anna Alioto
Marc & Rebecca Bryman
Ross & Denise Edwards Jr
Paige Fulkerson
Whitney Kroenke
Andy Luce
Eve Murto
Jeff Pollock & Krista Whelan
Suzette Rennison
Roger Royce
Lisa Sobrato Sonsini
Yvonne Wolters & Ed Jones
Drew Youngs & Zabeen Ishmail-Youngs
Peter and Julie Ohtaki

Tom Luce of the band Luce and Keb ‘Mo talk with Liz Saint John about
Playing for Change