Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Peter Wolf Production & Arranging Seminar

Multi-Grammy nominated, world-renowned composer, producer, songwriter and arranger Peter Wolf will conduct a music production and arranging seminar at Sam Ash in Canoga Park on November 20.

Wolf was recently knighted and awarded with the highest honor his birth country of Austria has to give: das Groesse Ehrenkreuz der Republik Oesterreich fuer Kunst und Kultur (the Great Honor Cross of the Republic of Austria for Art and Culture).

Born in Vienna, Peter Wolf studied classical piano at Vienna’s Conservatory of Music and won the European Jazz Festival as a solo pianist at age 16. He came to America in his early 20’s and began playing keyboards for Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention in the late 70’s. He was one of America’s top ranking studio keyboardists and arrangers in the 80's and became a hugely successful music producer and songwriter.

He has written eight #1 songs and produced, arranged and/or written for a wide range of musical talents including THE JEFFERSON STARSHIP (“We Built This City,” “Sara”) COMMODORES (“Nightshift”), WANG CHUNG (“Everybody Have Fun Tonight,” “Let’s Go”), EL DEBARGE (“Who’s Johnny” from Short Circuit), GO WEST (“King of Wishful Thinking” from Pretty Woman, “Faithful”), HEART (“These Dreams,” “What About Love”), PATTI LABELLE (“On My Own”), KENNY LOGGINS (“Playing With The Boys” from Top Gun, “Avalon”), ESCAPE CLUB (“I’ll Be There”), PABLO CRUISE, GRACE SLICK, SANTANA, THE POINTER SISTERS, CHICAGO, CLIFF RICHARD, NATALIE COLE, THE SCORPIONS, 'N SYNC, OLETA ADAMS and JOE SAMPLE and has worked most recently on SERGIO MENDES new hit album for Concord Records.

In addition to his career in the world of rock and popular music, Wolf has also scored a number of major motion pictures including Neverending Story III, Weekend at Bernie’s II and Leon DeWinter’s The Hollywood Sign, starring Rod Steiger, Burt Reynolds and Tom Beringer. He is currently composing songs and score for the upcoming film Band On the Run.

With 75 million records sold as a songwriter and producer, Peter Wolf was voted second most successful musician of the last century by a premiere Austrian magazine, trailing only Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Peter Wolf will lead a Production & Arranging Seminar at The Studio at Sam Ash Canoga Park on Tuesday November 20 at 7pm. Following the presentation, G. Miller will moderate an in-depth Q&A session. Refreshments, giveaways and admission are free. Sponsored by Telefunken USA, Korg and Digidesign. Seating is limited. RSVP by email or by calling a Sam Ash Recording Specialist at 818-709-5650.

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