New York, NY (October 8, 2013)—The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will present The Grammy Soundtables on Saturday, October 19 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. during the 135th AES Convention at the Javits Center in New York City. This year’s event will include a series of presentations in honor of Phil Ramone, the 14-time Grammy-winning producer, engineer and technologist who passed away in March.
Hosted by Ramone's son BJ Ramone and Grammy-winning engineer Elliot Scheiner, this year's SoundTables event will delve into how Ramone influenced and touched the careers and lives of everyone he interacted with, continually offering advice and real-world experience, making everyone a better person in the process. The session will be broken into short segments, using video pieces and live conversation to illustrate specific lessons from Phil's life and career. Participants are scheduled to include Jim Boyer, Jill Dell'Abate and Rob Mathes, Mark Ethier, Frank Filipetti, Bob Ludwig, Al Schmitt, Peter Chaikin, Jimmy Jam and Leslie Ann Jones.
Maureen Droney, senior executive director of the P&E Wing, stated, "Over the last few months, we've all been reflecting on what made Phil so great on so many different levels. We decided that the focus of this year's Grammy SoundTables event should delve into the many different aspects of his personality and career that made him who he was, and to share with our AES friends some of the things that made him such an influential and beloved individual. This session is guaranteed to be insightful and thought-provoking."
Ramone’s career spanned over 50 years, where he worked with artists including Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Paul McCartney and Frank Sinatra.
The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing