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Saturday, April 30 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Master Session with Bernie Worrell Interviewed by Will Calhoun

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The legendary Bernie Worrell – composer, arranger, bandleader and keyboard synth pioneer – is best known for his association with two influential Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bands: Parliament/Funkadelic and Talking Heads. He has also put his creative stamp on the work of other artists such as Keith Richards, The Pretenders and Deee-Lite, among others, and is one of the most sampled musicians ever, with his timeless grooves and riffs propelling the music of De La Soul, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and others. He continues to perform with various groups, including Bill Laswell’s Method of Defiance and three of his own latest projects, which include rock/funk/fusion project, SociaLybrium, the dynamic duo of WesNWorrell as well as the Winter 2011 jazz album, Bernie Worrell: Standards. As drummer for the pioneering black rock band Living Colour, Will Calhoun has sold over four million albums and won two Grammy Awards. His unique blend of improvisational and hard rock drumming can be found on each of Living Colour’s four Epic releases.  A songwriter, producer and player, Will has also recorded and/or toured with a diverse range of artists, including Mos Def, Herb Alpert, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jaco Pastorius, Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon, Marcus Miller, Dr. John and many others. Calhoun will talk to Worrell about how he broke into the music business, pushed the envelope and evolved creatively in his craft.


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avatar for Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Funkadelic)

Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Funkadelic)

Composer, Keyboardist - "Flashlight," "Aqua Boogie," "Red Hot Mama," “Atomic Dog” | The legendary Bernie Worrell – composer, arranger, bandleader and keyboard synth pioneer – is best known for his association with two influential Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bands: Parliament/Funkadelic, and Talking Heads. A child prodigy who began studying piano at the age of three, his later classical studies included tenures at Juilliard and the New England Conservatory of Music. When he joined George... Read More →
avatar for Will Calhoun (Living Colour)

Will Calhoun (Living Colour)

Songwriter, Producer - The Will Calhoun Quintet: Live at the Blue Note, The New Danger, "Cult of Personality"    Not many artists have the vision and artistic energy to be Grammy winners and contribute to so many genres: jazz, rock, hip-hop, ambient, et al, while concurrently producing, touring, creating new projects, working on films, and continually pushing the envelope. Will Calhoun has this creative vision, and he is doing an extraordinary job keeping music a spiritual and motivating force in his life. Will's unique blend of improvisational and hard rock drumming can be found on each of Living Colour's four Epic releases. As a member of Living Colour, Will received a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance by a group and another for Best Hard Rock Performance. In addition to his work with Living Colour, Will has recorded and/or toured and performed with diverse artists including B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jaco Pastorious, Harry Belafonte, Pharoah Sanders, Jack Dejohnette, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, Marcus Miller, Dr. John, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Oumou Sangare, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, Wayne Shorter, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, The Allman Brothers. As a producer, player, and songwriter, Will has worked on Herb Alpert's Grammy-nominated CD, Colors, and Mos... Read More →


Saturday April 30, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

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