Piano Summit 2017

Piano Summit 2017!

You Say You Love the Piano?
You’re Gonna Love the Piano Summit!

The biggest gathering of piano players, piano bar performers,
Dueling Pianos entertainers, touring pianists, students, teachers, and fans – EVER.

March 13 – 15, 2017
New York City

Presented by
Shake Rattle & Roll
What Do These Piano/Keyboard Players Have in Common?
Chick Corea, Jonathan Cain, David Rosenthal, Set Rudetsky, Ray Chew, Onree Gill …
They are all part of an amazing (and still growing) lineup of talented musicians appearing at the 2017 Piano Summit!

Three days of panels, programs, performances and parties, with a roster of artists that brings you the very best of rock, pop, R&B, jazz, hiphop, Broadway and TV – (line up subject to change)

Get your ALL ACCESS pass, for every seminar, showcase and social event –
GET YOUR 3 DAY ALL ACCESS PASS HERE!

Get yours now before the prices go up (mid August)
(no code needed)
Kathy and I plan to go, hope to see you there!

Want to book a room at a fantastic rate?
The hotel partner for Piano Summit 2017 is The Paramount Hotel – 235 West 46th St., NYC 10036
A limited number of Classic Rooms have been held for guests, at the discounted rate of only $119/night.
(quantities are LIMITED, and rates are subject to change) Paramount Hotel

From the folks at Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos…
Our GOODIE BAG is growing!!! Now, our first 150 attendees of PIANO SUMMIT 2017 will also receive a gift card to GUITAR CENTER!!! Just one more great reason to attend, and to get those all-access passes before the prices go up in August!

Seminars on vocal health, tax prep, freelance issues, website design, product demos, sound mixing, and OF COURSE piano playing…AND, we will be hosting an audition event where you will be able to sign up and perform for numerous employers including cruise lines, venues and agencies from across the country! We are open to hearing about any other seminar and panel topics of interest to you, whether performer, student, teacher, or aspiring pianist!!!

GET YOUR 3 DAY ALL ACCESS PASS HERE!
(no code needed)
Here are just a few of the artists scheduled to appear…
Chick Corea
Chick Corea
22-time Grammy winner and jazz icon
Jonathan Cain 
Jonathan Cain
Keyboards – Journey; co-writer “Don’t Stop Believin.”

Seth Rudetsky 
Seth Rudetsky
Sirius XM Radio Host, 3-time Emmy Nominee, MD ‘Broadway for Orlando’ charity recordings – #1 on ITunes

Ray Chew 
Ray Chew
Musical Director – Dancing With the Stars & American Idol
Corey Henry 
Cory Henry
Multiple Grammy Winner, Snarky Puppy

The lineup continues to grow, with additional guests being added.

Take in all the seminars, showcases, and social events at this fantastic Piano Summit. Heck who knows, you might even get to play too!

Get your ALL ACCESS pass, for every seminar, showcase and social event –
GET YOUR 3 DAY ALL ACCESS PASS HERE!


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Itineraries are shaping up, this is going to be an Epic Event!

Monday March 13

10AM – “DOCTOR, DOCTOR”:
WITH RYAN ARR (‘THE ROCK’N DOC’); KATIE AGRESTA (VOCAL COACH TO JON BON JOVI, ANNIE LENNOX, CYNDI LAUPER, ROGER DALTREY, DONALD FAGEN,JERSEY BOYS, AND MANY MORE); AND DR. LINDA DAHL (ENT FOR COUNTLESS BROADWAY PERFORMERS AND MAJOR LABEL ARTISTS)
A workshop covering various aspects of performer health and wellness including proper posture, carpal tunnel prevention, vocal warm-ups, techniques and tricks, and throat care.
10:45AM – “IF I WERE A RICH MAN”:
BAILIE SLEVIN (FINANCE COLUMNIST, BACKSTAGE;BWAY & OFF-BWAY PRODUCER)
Finance for Freelancers – How to plan, with an uneven income.
 11:15AM – “SIGN YOUR NAME”:
(SPEAKER TBA, FROM FRANKLIN WEINRIB RUDELL & VASSALLO – ONE OF NYC’S LEADING ENTERTAINMENT LAW FIRMS)

A discussion of the basics for contracts that freelance entertainers should utilize.

12:00PM – “ALEXANDER HAMILTON”:
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go BACKSTAGE at Broadway’s hottest show – “Hamilton”.  Meet with a member of the production team who will give us a guided tour of the space, including the orchestra pit, so you can see the ‘Room Where It Happens’.  SPACE FOR THIS EVENT IS VERY LIMITED.
3PM –  MASTER CLASS WITH JONATHAN CAIN
(KEYS – JOURNEY/THE BABY’S/BAD ENGLISH; CO-WRITER “DON’T STOP BELIEVIN”)
4:30PM – “I WRITE THE SONGS”:
(ONREE GILL, MUSIC DIRECTOR – ALICIA KEYS; GREG JOHNSON, VP A&R SONGS PUBLISHING – KELLY CLARKSON, NELLY, CHAINSMOKERS, JASON DERULO)
Where is today’s music industry heading?  How to market yourself in the digital age?  When everyone can be internet-famous, should you self-publish or seek an old school record deal?
(A few pre-screened artists will get to perform their original material for live feedback)
6:00PM – HAPPY HOUR NETWORKING AND OPEN JAM

Grab a bite, grab a drink, meet old friends, make new ones, play a song…

11:00PM – LATE NIGHT JAM WITH RICHIE CANNATA
(ORIGINAL SAX PLAYER FOR BILLY JOEL -NY STATE OF MIND, SCENES FROM AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT…)

(SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Tuesday March 14

10AM –  MASTER CLASS WITH BRUCE KATZ
(14 YEAR ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AT BERKLEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, TOURING KEYBOARD/ORGAN PLAYER WITH GREGG ALLMAN, DELBERT MCCLINTON,  JOHN HAMMOND, AND MANY MORE)
11:30AM – “WORKIN’ 9 TO 5″:
WITH MANUEL ARAUJO (GM- DON’T TELL MAMA’S), PAT GEORGE (OWNER- THE ENTERTAINMENT AGENCY),DAVE ROBERTS (OWNER – CHICAGO DUELING PIANOS), MICHAEL WINDISH (OWNER-WINDISH MUSIC), ADD’L PANELISTS TBA
A conversation with some of the piano industry’s biggest employers – what do they look for in new applicants?  How can you separate yourself from the pack?  What are the skills and songs you need to work in these high-demand venues?  For piano bars,  cruise ships, agencies and national venues, get the inside track!
12:045PM –  MASTER CLASS WITH DAVE ROSENTHAL
(20+ YEAR MUSIC DIRECTOR – BILLY JOEL)

2:15PM – GIGMASTERS.COM PRESENTS: “PIANO BAR SUPERSTAR”

Our audition event, where you get to perform up to 3 songs for a room full of industry professionals including owners, agents and booking reps from across the country and around the world.  Get feedback, constructive critiques and maybe even a job! (advance sign up REQUIRED – space is limited!)  SPONSORED BY www.GigMasters.com

 

3PM –  MASTER CLASS WITH BRUCE KATZ
(14 YEAR ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AT BERKLEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, TOURING KEYBOARD/ORGAN PLAYER WITH GREGG ALLMAN, DELBERT MCCLINTON,  JOHN HAMMOND, AND MANY MORE)
4:30PM –  “PLAYIN’ IN THE BAND)
A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH BRUCE KATZ, DAVE ROSENTHAL AND ONREE GILL (MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR ALICIA KEYS AND OTHERS) –
What do you do when you’re the ‘other’ keyboard player in the band?  Picking parts, arranging, and working in a band context for the touring and performing player.
6:00PM – HAPPY HOUR NETWORKING AND OPEN JAM
Grab a bite, grab a drink, meet old friends, make new ones, play a song…

Wednesday March 15

10:30AM – “57 CHANNELS”: MUSIC & TV PANEL
(RAY CHEW – MD: DANCING WITH THE STARS, AMERICAN IDOL; OTHER PANELISTS TBA)

A discussion from some of TV’s most influential band leaders, spanning late night talk, reality TV competitions and special event programming.  What does it take to work in one of the industry’s most demanding formats?

1:00PM –  MASTER CLASS WITH ONREE GILL
(MUSIC DIRECTOR & KEYBOARDS FOR ALICIA KEYS, PRINCE, DAVID BOWIE, JAY-Z, CEELO GREEN, BRUNO MARS AND OTHERS)
3:00PM –  MASTER CLASS WITH CARL GLANVILLE
(GRAMMY & EMMY WINNING MIXER, ENGINEER AND PRODUCER – U2, BILLY JOEL, JASON MRAZ, COUNTING CROWS AND MORE)
6:00PM – HAPPY HOUR NETWORKING AND OPEN JAM
Grab a bite, grab a drink, meet old friends, make new ones, play a song…

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