In The Studio With MJ 2019 - Los Angeles
Seahorse Sound Studios
Thu June 20th 2019 6:00 pm – Sun June 23rd 2019 8:30 pm (CDT)
In The Studio With MJ 2019 - The LA Events!
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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.
An Evening In The Studio With MJ - (Thursday Evening)
I get it. You've heard about the seminars, but your not really ready to jump in with both feet. Or maybe your are short on time and just want a quick taste. "An Evening In The Studio With MJ" is just what you need. Think of it as a mini-seminar. We'll touch on three iconic albums: Bad, Dangerous and HIStory. You'll see Michael's work-ethic, creativity, humor and songwriting style - first hand, like you never thought was possible.
The Virtual Tour Of Neverland - with special guest Al Scanlan (Friday Morning)
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 Extended Tour Of Neverland will give you a sense of the size, attention to detail and creative magic of Michael's home. This is your chance to go on a virtual tour of it with some of the people who were there during it's design and construction. Special guests, amazing stories. As close to being there as possible.
Moving Michael - with special guest Vincent Paterson (Friday Afternoon)
Mr. Paterson needs no introduction. His choreography is legendary, and his friendship with Michael was long-lasting. Spend a couple hours hearing Vincent's stories as he shares his memories of working with Michael. There will be plenty of time for questions, followed by a meet and greet with our professional photographer. Do not miss this very special opportunity it meet a very special part of Michael's team!
From Studio To Stage - with Kevin Dorsey, Matt Forger and Brian Vibberts
Kevin Dorsey worked side by side with Michael for 25 years, providing his rich vocals on albums and in concerts all over the globe. Matt Forger goes back to the Thriller album, EO, Bad... on and on through countless sessions. Brian Vibberts joined the team during HIStory and continued for another decade as part of Michael's studio team. As for me (Brad Sundberg), I was in the studio with Michael through Bad, Dangerous and HIStory. The four of us will share stories blended with a stronger technical/engineering/technique approach to working with Michael in the studio as well as on stage. Not to be missed!
In The Studio With MJ 2019 - with Brad Buxer and Michael Prince (Saturday Morning)
Join me as we journey through the albums Bad, Dangerous, Blood On The DanceFloor and Invincible. Brad Buxer and Michael Prince and I will break down songs, share stories and bring you closer to how the music was made than you ever thought was possible. Go deep into the songs, songwriting, the recording techniques, the production teams and day-to-day life "In The Studio With MJ". A blend of stories and music, laughter and education.
Making HIStory: The Listening Party (Saturday Night)
The HIStory album was a remarkable achievement by Michael during it's production in 1994. Released on June 20th, 1995 - it turns 24 this year! It's time to go through it track-by-track with some very special guests Matt Forger, Brian Vibberts, Brad Buxer and Michael Prince as we share memories and insights in a way that you will not soon forget. It starts with a "Scream" and ends with a "Smile", and we'll take you through it track by track like never before.
>>Chinese Translation<< In The Studio With MJ - 2019 (Sunday All-Day)
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, songwriting, the recording techniques, the production teams and day-to-day life "In The Studio With MJ". A blend of stories and music, laughter and education. The seminar that started it all - with many new segments and many of my ongoing favorites.
>>This event is NOT included in the VIP or All-Access pass, rather this is specifically for Chinese-speaking guests.<<
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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