& Trans Audio Group (booth 14914) Present Moderators:
Brad Lunde of Trans Audio Group and Claris Sayadian-Dodge of studioexpresso
DNA Of A Legend: PRINCE
Legends move us. Every
legend you know and love has a humble beginning.
Becoming a legend takes hard work, laser sharp focus and a creative
We will explore DNA of the legend, PRINCE Meet the artists (below), handpicked by Prince, who helped
Prince's Singular Vision
We explore learnable QUALITIES (Vision, Courage, Authenticity, Self-Reflection,
Empowerment) -- choosing the right musicians, arranger and music
director for your album or live show, matching skills, mixing personalities
and more...Finally you trust an expert to promote your work and
reach out to your fans!
It all takes thoughtful orchestration that's made to look easy and
produces exceptional results.
Join us for an inspiring afternoon at NAMM and recharge for 2019!
Bus Card Drawing: GiveAway includes Sabra
Som Universal Shock Mount kit!
Drawing during 10-minut Q&A following the panel discussion Featuring
Ballroom A (Level 2)
Hotel (adjacent to Anaheim convention center)
Jan 26, 2019
3 pm - 4 pm
to Tec Awards)
GRAMMY® Award winner Brent
Fischer - a member of the original arranger team behind Prince
- was tapped this year by creative Questlove (Roots and Tonight
Show drummer, author, educator, producer/dj) to arrange selected
music titles into an orchestral setting for the show.
27-piece orchestra breathed 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 sold-out shows
in US and Europe went through Dec 2018. Full Press Release here
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."
Morris got his big break in 1991 when Jerome Benton asked him to
play keyboards with the Time. He was hired to replace Jimmy Jam.
They were the house band for Princes new nightclub, Glam
Slam. Prince recognized their immense talent and hired the
entire band to play with Carmen Electra on his Diamonds &
Pearls tour in 1992. After the tour, Prince asked Morris to
officially join the NPG as another keyboard play alongside Tommy
Barbarella. Prince dubbed him Mr. Hayes and that is
how he is known to many. Morris left the NPG for a few years to
tour with Maceo Park the renowned saxophonist who achieved
prominence with James Brown and who embarked on a solo career
in the 90s. He returned to the NPG in 2005, performing with
Prince during his memorable Super Bowl halftime performance in Miami
in 2007 (Read Morriss story of that eventful day here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7677863/prince-2007-super-bowl-set-remembered.
Morris remained in the NPG until late 2012.
Tours with Prince:
Welcome 2 America 2010/2012 (US, Europe, Canada, Australia) 20Ten
Tour (2010), The Earth Tour/21 Nights in London (2007), Per4ming
Live 3121 (residency in Las Vegas, 2006/2007), Hit N Run Tour (2000),
New Power Soul (1998), Jam of the Year Tour (1997/98), Love 4 One
Another Charities Tour (1997), The Gold Experience/The Ultimate
Live Experience (1995/96), The Interactive Tour (1994). Act II (1993),
Act I (1993), Diamonds & Pearls (1992)
Album with Prince:
Come, The Gold Experience, Chaos And Disorder, Emancipation, Crystal
Ball, New Power Soul, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, The Vault .Old
Friends For Sale, The Rainbow Children, The Chocolate Invasion,
The Slaughterhouse, Indigo Nights/ Live Sessions, Lotus flower,
The War, Elixer (Bria) , Exodus (The NPG), and Gold Nigga (The NPG)
Paul Peterson St.
Paul Peterson is the youngest member of The Peterson Family; known
as the First Family of Music in MN. Prince discovered Paul aka "St
Paul," at the age of 17. He enlisted him as a keyboard player
in "The Time" for the movie "Purple Rain."
Paul took the lead vocalist spot in the Prince produced group "The
Family" before becoming a solo artist and scoring hits for
MCA and Atlantic Records. In
2018, St Paul was the musical director and front man for "Nothing
Compares 2 Prince," which sold out 2 nights at the Sydney Opera
has toured, recorded or played with Prince, Morris Day and the Time,
The Family, Kenny Loggins, Donny Osmond, Peter Frampton, The Steve
Miller Band, Boz Scaggs, Bryan White and Debbie Gibson to name a
St Paul is releasing a new single and video Jan 5th, 2019 called
"You Got 2 Love."
is a recording industry executive for over two decades, working
on projects with Prince, Carlos Santana, Outkast, Chaka Khan, and
Larry Graham, among others. In 1996, Jacqui was hired at Paisley
Park Studios to oversee all 1-800-NEW-FUNK merchandising and to
help produce Mayte's dance company, Around the World in a Day. In
1997, as head management for Paisley Park Enterprises where she
had a hand in the creation of a stand-alone distribution channel
for NPG Records.
worked on Prince recording projects such as New Power Soul, Come
2 My House, GCS200, and Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic. In addition
to producing commercial visual spots for Prince's Rave Un2 the Joy
Fantastic and its electronic press kit, Jacqui helped produce and
coordinate both the Pay Per View/On Demand performance for Prince's
Millennium Celebration Concert and the Beautiful Strange VHS (with
selections from the Café De Paris secret gig). She has produced
visuals for MTV's DJ Funk Master Flex, LAFACE/Arista Records' The
Platinum Collection, Grammy-winning platinum recording artist Outkast
(Stankonia EPK), and the legendary Chaka Khan. She also founded
the PAVE The Way Project, a non-profit initiative to create teen
awareness about healthy and unhealthy relationships. This peer-to-peer
mentoring and pop music project is underwritten and sponsored by
Verizon Wireless in conjunction with Salvador and Carlos Santana.
Jacqui Thompson is currently working as a business branding consultant
and Co-founder of Revel Spirits, Inc., an importer of Agave spirits
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.