Gerald Ishibashi was only 13 years old when he committed to his career path by choosing an electric guitar over a dirt bike as payment for a summer job with his father. With early influences such as Elvis, Tom Jones, Bill Medley and a heavy dose of Frank Sinatra, Gerald always knew he was destined for a lifetime of music was. Though day-to-day life was filled with popular American music, weekends were spent listening to his grandparents entertaining friends with special performances of traditional Okinawan music. For Gerald, music transcends divisive ethnic boundaries and truly speaks a universal language. After earning a business degree from CalState Fullerton, and owning and operating a successful music store, Ishibashi created his entertainment production company, Stonebridge, armed with a single hundred dollar bill and a dream. With a natural talent for communication through entertainment, he helped to design and implement such successful events as The Taste of Newport, The Fashion Island Music Series, The Hard Rock Newport Concert Series, The Newport Beach Centennial Concerts and more. As a musician himself, Ishibashi continues to play with The Island Crooners, his 11-piece powerhouse of master musicians, sharing the stage with such entertainment luminaries as George Benson, The Beach Boys, Sugar Ray, Blondie, Kool and the Gang, and The Pointer Sisters. Whether as a performer, producer or motivational speaker, Gerald Ishibashi truly lives his company’s motto “High Touch in a High Tech World”.