& Trans Audio Group (booth ....) Present Moderators:
Brad Lunde of Trans Audio Group and Claris Sayadian-Dodge of studioexpresso
PRODUCING COOL JAZZ TODAY!
at TECTracks, NAMM
Ballroom A (Level 2)
Hotel (adjacent to Anaheim convention center)
3 pm - 4 pm
to Tec Awards)
Jazz albums tell the story of California Cool. This evolving music
is going through its third great wave and that's music to Ryan Gosling's
(Seb's) ear who played the role of a jazz musician in the film LA
We will discuss
Award-winning recordings made by musicians who are defining the
new sounds coming out of culturally-diverse California today and
how the music is woven into the fabric of what you hear on film/TV.
of West Coast Jazz Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Henry Mancini, Lalo Schifrin,
Bud Shank, Clare Fischer, Quincy Jones, Herb Alpert, Herbie Hancock,
George Duke paved the way for the next generation.
Meet innovative artists of today and discuss how this unique sound
has its fingerprint in Latin, Pop, R&B and Hip Hop. Since the
genre relies relatively more on composition and arrangement than
on the individually improvised playing, many musicians of this genre
are putting their stamp on our generation's beloved pop/R&B
arrangements, Hollywood Films and TV - soundtrack to our lives!
Special Panel Guests Confirmed: Award-winning west coast jazz artists
bridging tradition into modern musical sensibilities and continuing
the legacy of their respective fathers: Brent Fischer (the Son of
Clare Fischer and James
Tormé (the son of 3X Grammy winner and jazz legend and
composer Mel Tormé).
author of West Coast Jazz, Ted
Gioia, "Exciting younger artists with grand ambitions are
revitalizing the idiom; a robust support structure, from festivals
to conservatories, is providing stability and a future-oriented
confidence." The third great wave of West
Coast jazz is here! Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington, bassist
Thundercat, Jacob Collier....
Join us for an inspiring afternoon at NAMM and recharge for 2020!
Business Card Drawing: GiveAway includes Sabra
Som Universal Shock Mount kit!
Drawing during 10-minut Q&A following the panel discussion
The multi award
winning singer James Tormé is a born entertainer. He is blessed
with the ability to interpret melody and lyrics with stunning versatility,
scats with impressive virtuosity. The
son of 3X Grammy winner and jazz legend Mel Tormé and famed
British actress/mother, Janette Scott, James dives into rhythmic
and melodic mash-ups with the freedom of an instrumentalist reminiscent
of greats' such as Anita ODay or Ella Fitzgerald.
A master storyteller,
James can bring an audience to tears in one moment and have them
roaring with laughter the next as he shares precious anecdotes and
bits of Hollywood folklore. Like all great entertainers, his charm,
ready wit and hypnotic stage presence appear effortless. These qualities
have led the media to describe him as Old school charm meets
new school swagger and One of the most extraordinary
singers of a generation.
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."
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.