Bridging
Arts
Talk

PBA’s Bridging Arts Talks feature Grammy-Award winners and nominees, executives in the music industry, and culture and arts innovators for small group discussions with PBA Scholars.

The Bridging Arts Talks give PBA scholars the opportunity to learn from and connect with music industry leaders and artists. The Bridging Arts Talks are part of the PBA’s larger mission to help expand Asian American representation in the arts and culture industry through mentorship, networking, and financial support.

PBA Scholars are students who either participated in our GRAMMY Camp Program or are recipients of our Musical Arts Scholarship. Through both programs, PBA provides resources for aspiring Asian Americans to break into the music industry.

Bridging Arts Talk Mentors

Inaugural Bridging Arts Honorees

Jon Yip of The Stereotypes
Song Writer and GRAMMY Award-winning Producer
The Stereotypes is the highly coveted, GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum Los Angeles production and songwriting team behind Bruno Mars’ acclaimed 24K Magic album and 7x platinum, #1 Billboard Hot 100 song, “That’s What I Like” and “Finesse,” by Bruno Mars and Cardi B. The Stereotypes were also nominated for a GRAMMY in the category of Producer of the Year (Non-Classical).
David Yungin Kim
GRAMMY Award-winning Audio Engineer
David is a multi-platinum, GRAMMY-Award-winning audio engineer from Los Angeles. He’s worked with notable artists such as Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle, DJ Khaled, Playboi Carti, Ariana Grande, Saweetie, Jay Park, among others. He was awarded a GRAMMY for his work on Nas’ King’s Disease, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly and recorded and mixed Nipsey Hussle’s last song, “Racks In The Middle.” David was nominated for the 2022 Rap Album of the year for his work on Nas’ King’s Disease II. He has worked with artists across multiple genres of music, and his passion for audio engineering has taken him to studios all over the world.
Tokimonsta
Producer, Founder of Young Arts Records, and GRAMMY Award Nominee
As TOKiMONSTA, Jennifer Lee is the first female and first Asian-American producer to receive a GRAMMY nomination in the best dance/electronic album category for her album, “Lune Rouge.” She is a pioneer of the seminal 2010 era “L.A. Beat Scene,” and is one of the top 100 DJs worldwide. Her list of collaborators include Anderson Paak, Earthgang, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yuna, Zhu, Bibi Bourelly, The Drums, VanJess and more. She has gone on to remix artists such as Sia, Beck, Duran Duran, Portugal, The Man, Disclosure, Odesza, Ólafur Arnalds.
Nick Lee
Record Producer, Songwriter, Composer, Trombonist, and GRAMMY Award Nominee
Nick is a Chinese and Japanese-American record producer, songwriter, composer and trombonist. Nick has garnered two GRAMMY nominations and multi-platinum certifications for his work on 2021’s breakout hit “INDUSTRY BABY” by Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow, which he co-produced alongside Take A Daytrip and Kanye West. The record marks his #1 debut on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and Top 40 radio. Alongside record production, Nick composes for film/TV shows including Grand Crew (NBC), Brother’s Sun (Netflix), and Welcome to Flatch (FOX).