Saturday, April 9, 2011

ASCAP Day Monday! - Patrice Rushen Speaking at Cafe 939

Please join ASCAP, the Film Scoring and Songwriting Departments in welcoming Berklee Ambassador of Arts in Education Patrice Rushen. Patrice has amassed an impressive numbers of “firsts.” She was the first woman to serve as Musical Director for the 46th, 47th & 48th Annual Grammy Awards, the first woman in 43 years to serve as Head Composer/Musical Director for television's highest honor, the Emmy Awards and the only woman Musical Director/Composer for the “People’s Choice Awards” and HBO’s “Comic Relief.”

As a gifted pianist, arranger, producer, vocalist, and composer, Ms. Rushen has recorded with Carlos Santana, Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, Quincy Jones, Jean Luc Ponty, George Duke, The Dazz Band, Lenny White, Prince, Edgar Winter & Rick Derringer, Shirley Bassey, Alphonso Johnson, Flora Purim, Sheena Easton, Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke, Babyface, Joe Williams, Peabo Bryson, Will Downing, Sonny Rollins, Gerald Albright, Vesta Williams, Gary Taylor, Stanley Turrentine, Terri Lyne Carrington, Hubert Laws, Bobby Caldwell, Pauline Wilson, Herbie Hancock, Ronnie Laws, Grover Washington. Jr., Minnie Riperton, The Temptations, Lonette McKee, Ndugu Chancler, Kevin Eubanks, Lee Ritenour, Vinx, Dianne Reeves, George Howard, Sheree Brown, Holly Robinson, Eddie Murphy, Ramsey Lewis, Vanessa Williams, Kenny Burrell, Paul Jackson, Jr., Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Justo Almario, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Greg Phillingaines, and Harvey Mason.

When: 2:00-3:30 April 11th

Where: Cafe 939 The Red Room

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