Pictured (L-R): Frank Filipetti, Phil Ramone,
Al Schmitt, Elliot Scheiner, Chuck Ainlay,
Ed Cherney and George Massenburg.
Photo by Leah Lee.Hollywood, CA (March 10, 2010)—Musical acts aiding the learning experience at the upcoming METAlliance Academy event on March 20-21 in Hollywood have been announced.
The Alliance event will be held at the historic studios in the Capitol Records tower; “In Session with The Guys,” attendees will record and mix Lalah Hathaway and Trev Lukather with their bands and the METAlliance founders in live sessions. By special arrangement, The METAlliance Academy will occupy Capitol Studios for the entire weekend.
Lalah Hathaway is the daughter of the ’80 R&B artist Donny Hathaway. Signed to Stax Records, her latest album, 2008’s Self-Portrait, was a Grammy nominee for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
The son of legendary guitarist Steve Lukather, songwriter/guitarist Trev Lukather formed the new LA-based heavy pop/funk trio Intelligent Design. With Berklee grad Jake Hayden (Missing Persons) on drums, Trev and bassist Kris Martin gained early recognition for their work on Lindsey Lohan’s debut album. ID is packing popular LA clubs such as the House of Blues and has built a passionate and rapidly growing fan base.
METAlliance co-founders Phil Ramone and Al Schmitt will be recording in Capitol Studio A, where such artists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole recorded. Chuck Ainlay and Ed Cherney will be in Studio B demonstrating the fine art of the tracking session. Elliot Scheiner will be in Studio C mixing analog from his legendary multitrack masters on a large format Neve console. George Massenburg and Frank Filipetti will explore home studio mixing “in the box” in the spacious Capitol lounge.
Amenities include catered lunches, a special dinner provided by renowned Marino Ristorante.