Ballroom A (Level 2)
Hotel (adjacent to Anaheim convention center)
Jan 26, 2019
3 pm - 4 pm
to Tec Awards)
and creative Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson (Roots) enlisted
talented arrangers and musicians for a 27-piece orchestra to breathe
new life into timeless PRINCE smashes as well as deep cuts throughout
his formidable catalog. Supported by Live Nation Urban, 4U: A Symphonic
Celebration of Prince makes history as "the first and only
official Estate approved symphonic presentation of Prince's music."
The 35-city tour in US is now in Europe Nov/Dec 2018.
GRAMMY® Award winner Brent
Fischer - a member of the original arranger team behind Prince
- was tapped by Questlove himself to arrange selected music titles
into an orchestral setting for the show.
classic recordings, Fischers' distinct sonic fingerprint can be
felt on Sign O' The Times, Graffiti Bridge, and Parade as well as
on the big-screen in Under The Cherry Moon and Batman. Cited as
one of the "GRAMMY® Seminal Moments" by show producer
Ken Ehrlich, the father-and-son duo co-wrote the arrangement that
powered the famous 2004 "Prince Medley" as the younger
Fischer joined Beyoncé and Prince as an orchestra percussionist
during the ceremony. About
his involvement in this historic production, Brent Fischer (Usher,
Michael Jackson, D'Angelo, Elvis Costello & The Roots) said,
"Questlove is one of the most innovative artists of today.
Between his encyclopedic knowledge of and my history with Prince,
we see eye-to-eye on so many creative levels and have a deep respect
for preserving Prince's amazing output."
(Ray Charles, Dr. Dre)
Ferguson lends his expansive musicality to the production.
Sayadian-Dodge founded studioexpresso.com
in 2000, a production resource for developing artists. Dodge is
the publisher and chief editor of studioexpresso's monthly eZine
for the recording industry and looks after an Award-winning roster
of producers with the affiliated C Artist Management. Past
positions include: Management III, PMK, Rogers & Cowan Public
Relations, Ocean Way studios, Prairie Sun Recording and studio
Claris supports Grammy's MusiCare and sits on the board of a Film
Foundation dedicated to documentaries on human rights. She has
a BA degree in business and continues to create professional networking
events to raise awareness and funds for art and music education
programs and worthy causes.