Tucked away in the heart of Koreatown lives Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. One of L.A.'s most revered instrumentalists, he picked up the violin at age 4, and 28 years later has collaborated with a diverse list of artists -- including Kobe Bryant, of all people, with whom he played on his very first professional session, when Bryant had a rap recording contract with Sony/Columbia records. "I was 16 or 17," Atwood-Ferguson says. "He's a relatively good rapper." The project was never released, but Atwood-Ferguson has since composed and played for the likes of Ray Charles, Shakira, Barry Manilow and DMX.