Friday, April 16 @ 8pm
Smash That Ceiling!
A lively evening of stories, music, wisdom, and a window into the life of a groundbreaking musical icon!
Four-time GRAMMY-nominee and multi-genre musical icon Patrice Rushen tears down the boundaries between jazz and pop, performer and musical director, and much more. Considered one of the world’s top jazz pianists, she originally found success in the 70s and 80s with her signature fusion of jazz, pop and R&B, recording the hit song, “Forget Me Nots.” She has performed with Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Nancy Wilson, Ndugu Chancler, Carlos Santana, Christian McBride and Lee Ritenour, among others. Ms. Rushen has composed scores for movies and television, and has been the first female music director for many of the entertainment industry’s top award shows, including the Grammy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, the NAACP Image Awards, and HBO’s “Comic Relief V.” She is also a record producer and an award-winning composer of symphonic music. Ms. Rushen serves as the ”Ambassador of Artistry In Education” at Berklee College of Music, is Chair of the Popular Music Program at USC’s Thornton School of Music, and also spends time working with the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, NARAS “Grammy In The Schools” program, and other organizations dedicated to establishing music education and mentorship programs for underprivileged youth. Learn more
This event is free for students of Indian Hill Music and Berklee College of Music via discount code. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your code to obtain your complimentary ticket.
VENUE: Secure Zoom Room