Brad x2 ITSWMJ: MJ Birthday Celebration - Brussels
Friday, August 30, 2019 - Sunday, September 01, 2019
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Emile de Becolaan 41, 1050 Elsene, Belgium
In The Studio With MJ 2019
You know Michael Jackson, but do you really know what it was like to work with him?
I first met Michael in 1984, during a project called "Captain EO". Little did I know back then that over the next 18 years I would spend countless hours with him working on projects like "Bad", "Dangerous" and "HIStory".
Neverland Valley Ranch.
He was my boss.
He was my client.
He was like no one I have met.
His name is Michael Jackson, and I'd like to introduce you to him.
I was Michael's Technical Director for many years, working side-by-side with him and the team in the studio. During my seminar I take my guests through a music-filled journey, allowing you to come into the studio and hear how these records came to life.
These mammoth projects (including production, tour-prep and countless remixes) took upwards of 16 months each. You will see and hear what it was like to be in the studio with Michael and the team of engineers and producers who created these songs, through a carefully crafted timeline of music, video and behind-the-scenes info. From "Captain Eo" to "Man In The Mirror" to "Smile".
Did Michael drive himself, or show up in a limo?
Why did the projects take so long?
How many were recorded?
Were there special guests?
What were most days like?
Who wrote the songs?
The multi-media seminar features many new segments, music and video to bring you into the studio like you never thought was possible.
Friday Night 6pm - 9pm
The MJ Birthday Remix
Creative juices start flowing after dark in the studio, and The MJ Birthday Remix will be a place to hear mixes and stories like never before. Think of it as hanging out in a studio - or even a family room - as I play mixes, video clips, photos anything else that won't fit into my seminar. Dig deep into the catalog and hear Michael's music and some of my favorite behind-the-scenes the stories that you won't hear anywhere else. It will be like hearing his music for the first time. An evening of celebration, laughter and music. Happy Birthday Michael!
Saturday 11am - 8pm
Brad x2 + Michael Prince
Brad Buxer and Michael Prince: Where do I even start? Two very close friends who have also worked very closely with Michael in the studio and on tour - as well as at countless special events. They were very close to Michael - in fact Michael Prince chatted with MJ the night he passed away during the "This Is It" rehearsals. You will see and hear things from these guys that you have never heard before.
There will be laughter. There will be music. There will be stories. We will dig deep into the albums Dangerous, HIStory, Invincible, Blood On The DanceFloor and The Ultimate Collection. There will be stories from the tours, as well as the "one-offs" (single event concerts). This is a day you will not soon forget!
Sunday 11am - 8pm
In The Studio With MJ 2019 + The Tour Of Neverland
The all-day seminar has grown significantly over the years, and I am so excited to present the full 2019 version for you! Go deep into the songs, the songwriting, the recording techniques, the production teams and day-to-day life "In The Studio With MJ". Jump into my studio "Time Machine" and travel back to see and hear how the albums Bad, Dangerous and HIStory were written, recorded and produced.
Later in the day we'll head to Neverland - Michael’s amazing home. Michael asked me to help in the early days of designing and building Neverland Valley Ranch. The ranch was filled with rides, music and surprises waiting to be discovered. He wanted me to bring music to virtually anywhere he or a guest might visit, and that’s what I did - for eighteen years.. Michael was very specific about the playlists and sounds for certain areas of the ranch, to create just the right mood. The Tour Of Neverland will give you a sense of the size, attention to detail and creative magic of Michael's home.
Truly a very unique experience for Michael’s fans, as well as those who love music and want to peek “behind the curtain”.
“Brad’s seminars offer a fascinating, eye (and ear)-opening experience, in which genuine insights about Michael Jackson as an artist, a person and a friend, are revealed. I thoroughly enjoyed the warm, conversational approach and the deep well of materials. There were several goosebump moments. Brad puts you right there, inside the studio in those eras, and shows how the magic was made. I couldn’t recommend it more to both fans of Jackson and anyone who cares about music.”Brad’s seminars offer a fascinating, eye (and ear)-opening experience, in which genuine insights about Michael Jackson as an artist, a person and a friend, are revealed. I thoroughly enjoyed the warm, conversational approach and the deep well of materials. There were several goosebump moments. Brad puts you right there, inside the studio in those eras, and shows how the magic was made. I couldn’t recommend it more to both fans of Jackson and anyone who cares about music.”
AUTHOR OF MAN IN THE MUSIC: THE CREATIVE LIFE AND WORK OF MICHAEL JACKSON
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Note that cell phones, video and audio recorders of any kind will not be permitted into the event, but may be checked at the door.
In the unlikely event that the seminar is cancelled, ticket price will be refunded.
No refunds or exchanges.
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