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Saturday, April 21 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Producing a Professional Jazz Recording on a DIY Budget

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Just like jazz itself, producing your own jazz recordings involves both know-how and a willingness to improvise. But you don’t have to have deep pockets or decades of training to get professional quality results. ASCAP Board member George Duke and Lee Ritenour are both master jazz musicians, and they also have extensive experience as producers for their own projects and for others. These two impresarios of improv will discuss tips and techniques for producing a professional jazz recording, all by yourself.


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George Duke

 Keyboardist-composer-producer George Duke’s imprint on jazz and pop music is almost impossible to calculate, with more than 30 solo recordings and a resume that spans over 40 years. Born in San Rafael, CA, in 1946, Duke began his formal piano training at age seven and attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He launched his solo recording career at age 19, veering more toward fusion... Read More →
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Andrew Papastephanou

Studio Design, Composer, Producer
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Lee Ritenour

| Growing up in L.A. in the 60\'s, Grammy award-winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his 40 year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious \'Alumnus of the Year\' award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit \'Is It You,\' which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic. In the 90s, Ritenour was a founding member of Fourplay, the most successful band in contemporary jazz, with keyboardist Bob James, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason. The first Fourplay album in 1991 spent an unprecedented 33 weeks at #1 on Billboard\'s contemporary jazz chart. Adding to this legacy is his latest... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Silver Lake 3rd Floor

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