WHERE: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Foster Theater
TO RSVP: This event is FREE with a reservation through the Rock Hall website at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office. Seating is limited.
VIEW ONLINE: Can’t make it to Cleveland for this event? No worries! This event will be live streamed on rockhall.com. You can find the stream here.
ABOUT YOUNG GURU:
Throughout his illustrious, decorated career, Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton has resoundingly earned his reputation as one of the most renowned recording and mixing engineers in music today. Wisened after years of successful endeavors (multi-platinum albums, and multiple Grammy nods) Young Guru is now also elevating the discourse of audio engineering philosophy, science and technology, emerging onto the lecture circuit as one of the subject's most distinguished and dignified speakers, and further proving why he is one of audio's most important minds and essential voices. Traveling the country, Guru's intellect and eloquence have been tapped by a broad variety of impressive venues, garnering him recognition from such media outlets as CNN, Fox News, Billboard and Village Voice.
Young Guru possesses over a decade of experience in sound engineering, production, and has also served as an A&R for Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. Heralded most for sonically shaping some of hip-hop's brightest talents, Young Guru has established himself as consistently in-demand: mixing 10 of Jay-Z's 11 albums, and DJing on the Watch the Throne tour, as well as Jay-Z's legendary Carnegie Hall and Barclays Center shows. On several recordings, Jay-Z himself offers verbal acknowledgements of Guru's importance, an immensely respectful testament to Guru's exceptional skills behind the boards.
“From Songwriters to Soundmen: The People Behind the Hits” gives Rock Hall audiences an inside look at aspects of the music business that are often concealed from view.