9X Grammy Award Winning Super Producer Bryan Michael Cox & Toyota Honor Veteran & Emerging Artists At Grammy Brunch


9X Grammy Award-winning super producer, songwriter, and musician Bryan Michael Cox hosted his annual “Breakfast Club” Grammy brunch at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

Some of music’s elite and rising stars gathered hours before the Grammys for party and purpose as Cox once again honored music legends and emerging stars who have made incredible impacts on music.

Cox’s “Breakfast Club” brunch was once again powered by Toyota with a mission to not only honor groundbreakers, but also to support and celebrate the mission and work of the Music & Memory organization. Music & Memory is a non-profit committed to helping people overcome cognitive and physical challenges through music, and in support of the organization’s work, Toyota presented a $10k grant to the organization during the event.

This year the “Breakfast Club” brunch honored one of the architects of neo-soul, R&B singer Maxwell, and veteran songwriter, Siedah Garrett, who co-wrote Michael Jackson’s hit song “Man In The Mirror”. Veteran journalist Sway Calloway brought his special touch to the event as he held down the Toyota red carpet.

Maxwell and Sideah joined the all-star list of previous honorees that includes Sean “Diddy” Combs, Swizz Beatz, Jon Platt, Chris Hicks, DJ Khaled, and more.

Bryan Micahel Cox, Maxwell & Siedah all got a chance to reflect on Maxwell and Garrett’s influence and impact on music. Garrett also revealed that she has been the voice of Toyota in their commercials for years.

Cox shared touching anecdotes about the first time he heard the music from both, and Maxwell encouraged young singer-songwriters to think about longevity and creating timeless and classic music that they would be proud to perform at age 50.

Emerging singer-songwriter Guordan Banks was also given an honorable mention as his story of using music to overcome a speech impediment as a child was shared. Bank’s story was a true testament to the power of music, and how it connects us all.

Bryan Michael Cox took a moment to share with AllHipHop’s Rea Davis, the importance of his annual Grammy Weekend brunch.

“The importance of this brunch is really to give to the people that I care about. The musicians, the talent, the creatives, the songwriters, the producers, the artists. That’s really why I started this brunch, and it really just gets bigger and better. I’m super proud of this event; I’m just happy. My fondest Grammy memory is probably, I mean I won 9, but the won I won for Mary {J. Blige]. Mary embraced me in a way that a lot of artists [hadn’t]. A lot of times artists..if you aren’t the super producer in the video talking on the record [jokes], a lot of times, you get forgotten. Mary made sure that me and Johnta [Austin] didn’t get forgotten,” said Cox.

Congrats B. Cox on all of your success!