Silverlake Conservatory of Music
Silverlake Conservatory of Music is a nonprofit educational organization formed in California. It was founded in 2001 by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Michael "Flea" Balzary and Keith "Tree" Barry (longtime touring musician with the Chili Peppers) to foster music education, with Chili Pepper's member Anthony Kiedis also on the board. The facility organizes an annual "Hullabaloo," one of which featured performances by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eddie Vedder and Charlie Haden, and the Chili Peppers raised $1 million for the Conservatory during an August 24, 2011 performance at Club Nokia.
Flea released his debut solo EP, Helen Burns, on July 19, 2012, through Silverlake's website. The EP features an appearance by co-founder Keith Barry, Patti Smith, former Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons, current Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and the Silverlake kids and adults choir directed by S.J. Hasman.