Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles

The Production Team

Jon Wilkman, Producer/Director, began his film and television career at CBS News in New York.  He worked with Walter Cronkite on the Twentieth Century and 21st Century series.  For PBS he was a producer on the landmark Great American Dream Machine series and co-Produced and directed Attica.  For KCET in Los Angeles he was Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning Turning Points and The Los Angeles History Project.

As an independent producer/director/writer Jon has produced a wide range of television documentaries and entertainment specials.  His programs have aired on CBS, PBS, NBC, ABC, HBO, A&E and the History Channel, and his work has been honored with numerous awards, including three television Emmys.

A graduate of Oberlin College, Jon served three terms as President of the International Documentary Association, and currently sits on the Board of the Historical Society of Southern California.  In addition to his active filmmaking career, he’s lectured on documentary film writing and production at Fordham University and the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.  Jon is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America, West.

David Reyes, Associate Producer, is a musician and noted authority on the history of Chicano Rock ‘n’ Roll and the co-author of the book Land of a Thousand Dances, published in 1998 by the University of New Mexico Press.  With Tom Waldman he developed the three-CD set “Brown-Eyed Soul” with Rhino Records.

Tom Waldman, Associate Producer is the co-author of Land of a Thousand Dances, and The Best Guide to American Politics.  He is working on a history of rock ‘n’ roll and politics.  Former Administrative Assistant to Congressman Howard Berman of California, he is now Public Information Director for the Los Angeles branch of Reserve Bank of San Francisco. With David Reyes he developed the three-CD set “Brown-Eyed Soul” with Rhino Records.

Ruben Molina, Associate Producer, is the author of the recent book, "The Old Barrio Guide to Low Rider Music: 1950-1975," an encyclopedic look at Chicano music, its roots and influences.

Max Uballez, Music Consultant, is a founding member of The Romancers one of the first great Chicano Rock bands.

Mark Guerrero, Music Consultant, son of Lalo Guerrero, Mark is a singer and songwriter with an active interest in the history of Chicano Rock.  He performs with his band, Radio Aztlan.

Patrick Perez, Coordinating Producer.  Graduate of Columbia University and award-winning Latino filmmaker.

Jimmy Espinosa, Music Consultant, is a member of Thee Midniters, considered the greatest of the 1960s Chicano Rock bands.