Walk And Talk with...
AES LA Presents
The topic is "The State-of-the-Art in Music Production"
presented by Dave Pensado.
12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 (at the corner of Ventura
Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon).
The optional pre-meeting dinner is at 7:00 PM.
reservations, contact the section Treasurer, Richard Wollrich, at
or (805) 371-9342. Please put "AES-LA DINNER RESERVATION"
in the email subject line.
Do you love Rock & Roll and photography as much as we do?
Who Shot Rock 'n Roll
Thursday, September 6th, 2012, 6:30-8:00pm
Annenberg has reserved a limited space for studioexrpesso guests
(thank you for your RSVPs. We've reached our limit)
Meet Edward Colver up close and personal in Living in Chaos: Capturing
the Birth of L.A. Hardcore
Night Lecture Series at the The Annenberg Space for Photography.
after the lecture to follow
Parking and directions will follow.
True to the punk ethos, during the 33 years that Colver has been
shooting, hes never run an ad, hes never asked for work,
hes never had a published phone number and he uses personalized
funeral sympathy cards as business cards
"This photo just in from the Who Shot Rock & Roll Opening.
I feel very honored to be in the company of the photographers I
admire," says Colver (right and middle far right). Colvers
work has exhibited in the United States & Europe and has appeared
in magazines such as Bam, LA Weekly, Mix and Surround Professional.
His book Blight at the End of the Funnel is a catalogue of the LA
Celebrating Arts in LA for 25 Years
A non-profit organization, Grand
Performances organizes a series of free, high-quality world
music concerts every summer in Downtown Los Angeles. Concerts are
supported by grants and donations from the public. A concert schedule
is published every spring.
July 27, 2012, 12:00pm
Folk pop trio Lady
Danville is best known for their well-crafted harmonies, thoughtful
lyrics and refreshing dose of energy, wit and charm.
Lady Danville, The Belle Brigade and Christopher
Young, one of the artists who participated in the Symphony of Hope
of siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska, The
Belle Brigades irresistibly catchy songs and seamless
harmonies take root in the traditions of Californias best
rock, pop and folk of the 70s
of Hope brought together 25 of todays most accomplished
Hollywood composers (Christopher
Grusin, to name a few) benefiting the victims of 2010s
Haitian earthquake. This unique masterpiece begins with a Haitian
melody and culminates in an original opus brilliantly performed
by a 70-member orchestra and 40-member choir.
high school students from 116 cities and 32 states were selected
as participants in the eighth annual GRAMMY
Camp® program. The Foundation's signature music industry
camp was held in Nashville from June 17-24 at Black River Entertainment;
in Los Angeles from July 14-23 at the University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music; and in New York from Aug. 6-13 at Converse
Rubber Tracks. This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is supported
in part by Best Buy, Black River Entertainment, Converse, and Guitar
Center. GRAMMY Camp Guest Professional Day took place on July 17
at USC. Media and music performance students got up close and personal
with professionals in workshops and panels. Paricipants included:
Entertainment writer Daniel Kohn, Keyboardist Brian London (Lady
Gaga, Rihanna, and Bruno Mars), Interscope recording artist Haley
Reinhart. Master Panel offered insight into Reinhart, the American
Idol Season 10 Top 3 Finalist whose single Free hit
the charts nationwide and album Listen Up! debuted in May with more
than 40,000 copies sold. Industry professionals such as Steven Slate
(producer, engineer, and CEO of Slate Digital and Slate Pro Audio
a drum software program used in the music industry today)
esd on hand as a speaker. How to Monetize Your Music Panel was moderated
by Scott Goldman, vice president of the GRAMMY Foundation® /
Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2013 are currently online at www.grammyintheschools.com
and the deadline is March 31, 2013. Financial aid is available and
approximately 75 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied
for financial aid have received assistance.
year for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards is Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept.
30, 2012. Additionally, "The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert
Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®" - which officially
kicks off GRAMMY season by revealing nominations in several categories
while featuring unique performances with past GRAMMY winners and/or
nominees - will air live on CBS Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Music's
Biggest Night®, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, returns
to Los Angeles' STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, and will
air live on the CBS Television Network from 8 - 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
eight-time Latin GRAMMY® winner and two-time GRAMMY® winner,
Veloso will be celebrated as the 2012 Latin Recording Academy
Person of the Year on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Las Vegas, it was announced
today by Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording
Academy® (www.latingrammy.com). Songs from Veloso's catalog
will be performed by an impressive array of notable artists and
friends of the honoree. A portion of the net proceeds from the gala
will benefit Veloso's chosen charity, Fundación Viva Cazuza
in Brazil - a not-for-profit HIV prevention and treatment organization
for children and young people - as well as The Latin Recording Academy's
outreach and education programs. The
celebration will precede the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®,
which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas
and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network on Thursday,
Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern/ 7 p.m.
Estate Expresso Candace K protects her clients' best interest
and has an innovative approach that will make the home buying or
selling process a smooth experience. She is an executive MBA graduate
from Loyola Marymount University familiar with properties with studios.
"Candace is a rock star when it comes to real estate. She's
patient, generous and knows and loves LA. Give her a call when you
need to buy or sell," says studioexpresso's Claris Dodge. You
may reach Candace directly at Coldwell Banker, Tel: 323.559.0856
Songs are reviewed only for production purposes at studioexrpesso.
This means you provide song titles/content, production schedule
and budget before we can recommend someone suitable and available
to work with you. studioexpresso is introducing a new service to
artists who may not be ready for a production, but want a trusted
professional to review your songs, or help strategize a production
plan that can meet your long-term needs and goals. Maybe
you need a CO-writer in a session or a trusted person's input during
your rehearsal or a mix session.
Select producers can be reached via phone or email with hourly fees
via a secure paypal link. Call or email us to schedule a Session2go
Boss 2013 MusiCares® Person of the Year Bruce
Springsteen will be honored as the 2013 MusiCares® Person
of the Year on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, it was announced today by Neil
Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares
Foundation® and The Recording Academy®, and Scott Pascucci,
Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board. Proceeds from the 23rd
annual benefit gala dinner and concert - to be held in Los Angeles
during GRAMMY® Week two days prior to the 55th Annual GRAMMY
Awards® - will provide essential support for MusiCares, which
ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial,
medical, and personal need. Arranger/composer and nationally renowned
music producer Rob Mathes will be the evening's musical director.
"Bruce Springsteen is a truly gifted and Renaissance artist
of our time, a national treasure, and an exemplary humanitarian,"
said Portnow. The MusiCares Foundation offers programs and services
to members of the music community including emergency financial
assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities and
car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital
bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease,
Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses.
MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety
of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance
abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with healthcare professionals
that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental
screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund® allows access to addiction
recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the
music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org.
Despite being a multi-millionaire, Springsteen has stuck to his
image as champion of the underdog as well as master of ceremonies
at the most exuberant of rock'n' roll parties. He never fails to
give value for money - his show in Madrid on June 17 was the longest
he has ever played, clocking in at 3 hours and 48 minutes. And he
is still winning new fans
who brought in an estimated $55 million, was the only male among
the top five earners, who included Rihanna at No. 3 with $53 million,
followed by Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Believe is out now!
"We are seeing a convergence of these talented women who know
how to work the system," said Dorothy Pomerantz, the Los Angeles
bureau chief for Forbes
pop star Mariah
Carey will join Fox television's "American Idol" singing
contest as a judge next season as the highly rated show fights to
regain its slumping audiences.
Kevin Reilly, president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting, told
television critics on Monday in Los Angeles that popular singer
Carey will be one of the replacements for departing judges Steven
Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.
Reilly declined to comment on the status of Randy Jackson - the
only original member of the show's judging panel - but said he expected
to announce a second new judge within the next two weeks, adding
that some of "the biggest names in the business are interested
in doing the job." Reilly did not discuss the financial details
of the agreement, but Carey previously has been reported to be in
negotiations for a payday of around $15 million a year. The show
returns with Carey and at least one other new judge for a 12th season
in January 2013.
love Supereme Ravi
Coltrane is 46 years old now - six older than his father was
when he died of liver cancer in 1967. Ravi lives in Brooklyn with
his wife and two sons of his own. Like his father, he plays tenor
and soprano saxophone, and has a new album, called Spirit Fiction."I
believe the solitude and the beauty of Long Island gave him something
he had not had or experienced before," he says. "Clearly
it affected the way he conceived." In 1964, John Coltrane moved
from Queens, N.Y., to a brick ranch house on a 31/2 acre wooded
lot in the quiet suburb of Dix Hills.
Unveiling Herbie Hancock (left) and Marcus Miller (right) were
among prominent musicians who attended the unveiling of the Miles
Davis stamp by Eduardo H. Ruiz Jr. (left), and LA District manager
of the USPS along with musicians and members and friends of the
Davis family during the US Postal Service dedication of the Miles
Davis stamp before a concert at the Hollywood Bowl on June 27.
Miller, a two-time GRAMMY winner, returns to composing and exploring
new music of his own on "Renaissance" with a new band
of curious and like-minded young musicians, and a mission to travel
the world to take the message of his musical movement straight to
the people. Set for release August 7 on Concord Jazz, "Renaissance"
includes eight original compositions with inspired interpretations
of songs by WAR, Janelle Monáe, The Jackson 5 and Ivan Lins.
film music pro, Miller rose from writing the go-go party classic
"Da Butt" for Spike Lee's "School Daze" to becoming
the go-to composer for 20+ films - from the documentary "1
Love" to the animated children's fable "The Trumpet and
The Swan" to the Eddie Murphy/Halle Berry classic "Boomerang."
As a producer,
writer and player, he was the last primary collaborator of jazz
legend Miles Davis, contributing the composition and album "Tutu"
to the canon of contemporary jazz music.
Piaf meets Tiny Tim with a new twist! She plays the ukulele, whistles
like a bell and it's quite clear she's a solid songwriter with a
unique style. WB Recording artist LP
(born Laura Pergolizzi) has just returned from her first triumphant
tour of Europe where critics and fans have fallen in love with her
dynamic live show, powerful voice and memorable songs. While shes
continues to tour this summer and complete her WB debut album, due
early next year, we wanted to make sure youve heard and seen
LP - Into
The Wild and Levitator:
LIVE AT EAST
WEST STUDIO (DC + DVD).
LP will perform live on The Late Show w/ David Letterman on Wed
Oct 3rd. Hands down, she takes the best new artist title for us!
Lunde of Trans Audio Group with daughters, Brent Fischer, Matt Wong,
Jance Lee, studioexpresso's Claris Sayadian-Dodge; Wong at Capitol's
"Nat King Cole" piano.
Some kids go
to summer camp. Others come to Hollywood to visit a historical studio,
play on the same keyboard the legendary Nat King Cole recorded and
sit in a rehearsal session with jazz vets, The Clare Fischer Big
Band, with MD/arranger Brent Fischer (Usher, Eric Benét,
Matt Wong is
an 8th grader at the Hilldale School. At an early age he developed
an appreciation for jazz & blues, and began playing the piano.
His musical influences include Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith, John
Coltrane and Wayne Shorter, and Clare Fischer.
credits his teachers, Art Khu, Susan Muscarella and Rebeca Mauleon,
plays and performs with ensembles in and around Berkeley, California.
He attended the Oaktown Jazz Workshop with Khalil Shaheed and also
performed with vocalist Jacqui Naylor at New York's Blue Note, Seattle's
Jazz Alley and The Triple Door, and Yoshi's in Oakland and San Francisco.
In addition, Matt performs with his own group, the Matt Wong Trio.
He also plays the guitar, though his main instrument is piano/keyboards.
Matt was the recipient of the 2010 Dick Conte Piano Scholarship
awarded by the Jazzschool in Berkeley.
He's also a big fan of pro audio and was thrilled to meet up with
Schmitt at Capitol
Studios and sit in a Clare Fischer Big Band rehearsal with Vet
LA musicians. He asked Brent Fischer to look at his charts! Did
we forget? Matt likes to arrange and compose! Mom, Janice managed
a prominent Bay Area studio where American Idol's Randy Jackson
was a regular. So, naturally when it comes to her son, Janice says
"he keeps me very busy. He likes to sit in with vets."
That he did!
We wer gald Trans Audio Group's Brad Lunde a.ka. "Q",
accompanied by daughters, could also join the tour and hear Mr Schmitt
brag about his prized Tube-Techs
and a new album in the works (details soon)!
Anthem "Bugler's Dream" composed by Leo Arnaud
is often considered the most famous Olympic theme.
Fanfare and Theme - John Williams composed the "Olympic
Fanfare and Theme" for the 1984 Olympic Games, which were held
in Los Angeles. It was released in its entirety on the albums "The
Official Music of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles 1984"
Lighting of the Torch and Closing by Phillip
Glass was commissioned by the 1984 Olympic Comitte for the Opening
of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
and Caballé singing "Barcelona"
on October 8th 1988 at huge open air La Nit festival staged in Barcelona,
which was held to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Flag from
The British rock trio Muse has the official song "Survival,"
for the 2012 London Games. It will be played during the July 27-Aug.
12 games as athletes enter the venues and before medal ceremonies.
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy says the song was written with the Olympics
in mind and "expresses a sense of conviction and determination
Last month the trio carried the Olympic torch through their hometown
of Teignmouth in southwest England as part of the flame's 8,000-mile
(12,900-kilometer) journey to the games.
Four other songs have been specially composed for the games, and
recorded by Elton John vs. Pnau, Delphic, Chemical Brothers and
Dizzee Rascal. Released between now and Aug. 6.
think of no event to compare with the Olympic games which makes
us so conscious of our shared humanity, our common fate. The torch
lighting ceremony strikes me as the essential symbol, the summing
up, of this, our shared consciousness."
-- Phillip Glass (on composing for 1984 Olympic Games)
wish the world could figure out that the Olympics are really for
amateurs, not professionals...Gold means more to Wimbledon
champ Serena than gold medals. She has earned $35 million playing
tennis more than $3 million of it this year."
-- Nick Gholson, sports editor
Girl From Ipanema,' turns 50!
The classic Brazilian bossa sung by everyone from Sinatra to Warwick,
is the second most recorded song in pop music history.
It turns 50 this summer, and the story goes that composer Antônio
Carlos Jobim and poet Vinícius de Moraes stalled on a number
for a musical called "Blimp," five
decades ago inspired
at the Veloso, a seaside cafe in the Ipanema neighborhood of Rio
de Janeiro. There they remembered a local teenager, the 5-foot-8-inch,
dark-haired, green-eyed Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto
legend photographed above is 66 today),
whom they often saw walking to the beach or entering the bar to
buy cigarettes for her mother. US music publisher Lou Levy asked
Norman Gimbel to devise an English cover. With Mr. Jobim on piano,
Stan Getz on sax, João Gilberto on guitar and Portuguese
vocals, and Mr. Gilberto's wife, Astrud,
handling English vocals. The US version was cut for the album "Getz/Gilberto"
in March 1963. "The Girl From Ipanema" went on to win
the Grammy for record of the year in 1965.
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