About The Podcast

THE HOSTS

Tony Tolbert

Tony is a reformed lawyer based in Los Angeles. He practiced law for several years in the music and sports industries. For the past 23 years, he has worked at UCLA School of Law, focusing on increasing diversity in the legal profession and enhancing student wellness. Tony directs the Street Law clinic through which law students teach in local high schools, and he and Adam co-teach Reparations for Black Americans – Legal Issues & Challenges.

He’s jazzed about sparking thought and action through this podcast with his dear friend and law school classmate. Tony enjoys spending time with family and friends, catching live music, and coaching youth basketball.

Adam Radinsky

Adam has practiced public interest law in the L.A. area for over 35 years. He headed the innovative and award-winning Fair Housing and Consumer Protection Division for the City of Santa Monica, bringing cases with statewide and national impact. Adam has always wanted to work more in the area of racial justice. He's excited for this project with his old friend and Harvard Law School classmate. Adam's into running, learning new recipes, and debunking mainstream myths.

 

THE MUSIC

The music for Pay The Tab was created by Lenard Simpson, who has been hailed as "one of the most important saxophonists of this generation" (Kiefer) and "an extraordinary young voice on the saxophone" (Billy Childs). Lenard graduated from Northern Illinois University, before being selected for the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute at UCLA. A bandleader, composer and educator, Lenard is based in Chicago where he's a dynamic presence in the jazz community. Check out Lenard's homepage and Instagram

 

COVER ART

Cover art by the incredible artist and writer Sofia Szamosi, author of the graphic novel Unretouchable. Sofia's homepage is here

 

SPECIAL VOCAL APPEARANCE...

by the incomparable Alvin Chea, aka Mr. Basslines, an innovative musical genius who has rewritten the book on bass vocals. He is a founding member and the heart of the multi-Grammy-winning Take 6, the preeminent vocal group of our times. His Instagram is @therealalvinchea. Here's his homepage.

 

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