The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


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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This event is part of:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announces 
additional tribute concert artists and conference panelists for the 18th Annual Music Masters Series honoring the Rolling Stones

Joining the all-star house band is Nils Lofgren of the E Street Band. 
New guests include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chuck D, Sugar Blue, Lee Fields, Patterson Hood, Dave Pirner, Earl Slick and Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson of the Flamin’ Groovies.

 

The weeklong series of events:

FREE with RSVP – Tuesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.Author Series with Bill Janovitz at Cuyahoga Community College’s Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts in the Black Box Theater (adjacent to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives, 2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland)

FREE with RSVP - Wednesday, October 23 at 4:30 p.m.Teachers Rock  “Following the River”: Exploring the Roots of the Rolling Stones in the Rock Hall’s “Eat to the Beat” on the 3rd floor. 

FREE with RSVP – Wednesday, October 23 at 8 p.m.Songwriters to Soundmen with Steve Jordan, Bobby Keys and Steve Madaio in the Rock Hall’s Foster Theater on the 4th floor

FREE - Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.Keynote Lecture by Alan Light at Case Western Reserve University’s Ford Auditorium, 11000 Euclid Ave.

TICKETED EVENT - Saturday, October 26 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 26 at 7:30 p.m. Annual Music Masters Tribute Concert at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre 

Special program for students:

LIVE STREAM - Monday, October 21 at 1:00 p.m. On the Road  “You Got Me Rocking”: The Musical Roots of the Rolling Stones

 

The series is sponsored by ELS Studio.

The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction exhibition opened in May 2013 and celebrates the Rolling Stones’ incredible contribution to popular music. Through the use of artifacts, film, text and interactive technology, generations of music fans from around the world have the opportunity to get up close and personal with rare items from nearly every aspect of the Stones’ extraordinary career. The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction is slated to run until March 2014.

For more information, visit rockhall.com.

 

           

 

 

 

“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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