Songwriters to Soundmen featuring Harold Battiste

Wednesday, October 20: 7 p.m.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to welcome New Orleans songwriter and producer Harold Battiste for the FREE monthly program From Songwriters to Soundmen: The People Behind the Hits on Wednesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater as part of the 15th Annual American Music Masters series honoring New Orleans’ Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew.

Battiste will be interviewed by the Rock Hall’s Director of Education Jason Hanley. Questions will be taken from the audience at the end of the interview. Please email edu@rockhall.org or call (216) 515-8426 to RSVP.

  This event is currently being streamed on rockhall.com. CLICK HERE FOR THE LIVE STREAM EVENT.

About Harold Battiste

Composer, producer, educator and jazz ambassador Harold Battiste has had an active and significant role in studio, stage, motion picture and television history. A native of New Orleans, Battiste recorded the first wave of contemporary jazz artists in New Orleans, including clarinetist Alvin Batiste, drummers Ed Blackwell and James Black, saxophonists Nat Perrilliat and Alvin “Red” Tyler and pianist Ellis Marsalis.  Battiste is also responsible for founding All for One (AFO), the nation’s first African American musician-owned and -operated record label.

Battiste has produced 10 gold records, including Barbara George’s “I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More),” Joe Jones’ “You Talk Too Much,” and Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me,” and is also credited with launching the pop careers of Sonny & Cher, Sam Cooke and Dr. John. 

As an educator and jazz ambassador, Battiste has served on the Louisiana State Music Commission, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation School of Music, the Louisiana Jazz Federation, the Congo Square Cultural Collective and worked alongside Ellis Marsalis to build the renowned jazz studies program at the University of New Orleans. He received a degree in music education from Dillard University in 1952.

Battiste also authored the book Unfinished Blues: Memories of a New Orleans Music Man.

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19TH ANNUAL MUSIC MASTERS® SERIES HONORING THE EVERLY BROTHERS
 

TRIBUTE CONCERT / SATURDAY OCTOBER 25, 2014  730PM

Tickets available at PlayhouseSquare box office, by calling (216) 241-6000, or by visitingwww.playhousesquare.org

SCHEDULED TO PERFORM

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash

Peter Asher

Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Dawn McCarthy

Vince Gill

Emmylou Harris

Keb' Mo'

Alison Krauss

Shelby Lynne

Allison Moorer

JD Souther

Waddy Wachtel

Two-time Grammy Award winner Rodney Crowell will serve as musical director for the tribute concert. The house band will feature Grammy Award winning guitarist Albert Lee, who served as musical director for the Everly Brothers’ 1983 reunion concert.

Tribute Concert Ticket Information

Price:  $30 - $100

 A limited number of VIP packages beginning at $300 are available by contacting the Rock Hall’s development office at (216) 515-1201 or development@rockhall.org. 

Click HERE for more information about the October 25 Tribute Concert

The weeklong series of events:

FREE with RSVP - Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. - Author Series with Michael Kosser at the Black Box Theatre of the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), adjacent to the Library and Archives (2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland) 

 FREE with RSVP - Wednesday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m. - Songwriters to Soundmen with Rodney Crowell, Peter Asher and Albert Lee in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater on the 4th floor

FREE - Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. – Keynote Lecture by Ann Powers at Case Western Reserve University’s Wolstein Auditorium, 2103 Cornell Rd, Cleveland

TICKETED EVENT - Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Conference in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Foster Theater. 

TICKETED EVENT - Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. – Annual Music Masters Tribute Concert at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre 

Special program for students:

LIVE STREAM - Monday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. – Classroom Conversations: Understanding the Everly Brothers’ Musical Legacy

The series is sponsored by ELS Studio.

In memory of Phil Everly, who passed away in January of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the 2014 Annual Music Masters will create awareness for the disease, which affects an estimated 24 million individuals in the United States. The progressive lung diseases include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. Despite being the third leading cause of death in the United States, there is very little research funding for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a preventable and treatable disease but the lack of research, awareness and education has resulted in millions of unnecessary hospitalizations, complications and even deaths of patients. The COPD Foundation’s mission is to prevent and cure COPD and to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD. To make a contribution to the Phil Everly Memorial Fund, visit www.copdfoundation.org/PhilEverlyMemorial.aspx.

           

 

“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.

For those who wonder how songs become recordings, how recordings become hits, or how the show gets on the road, this series offers both answers and anecdotes beyond imagination.

From label executives to producers to guitar techs, the music industry is populated with remarkable characters who have equally remarkable stories to tell. If many of us know a whole lot about the stars, too few among us know about the folks who work alongside the stars, who discover stars, who direct the careers of stars, who produce their songs. 

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