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Scott Henderson’s body of work as a solo artist, as co-leader of the legendary fusion band Tribal Tech, and as sideman to jazz-fusion keyboard legends Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea, has earned him numerous #1 Jazz Guitarist accolades from the major guitar magazines.
Having toured in more than over 60 countries many times over, while putting in 30-plus years as an instructor at the famed Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California, he has recorded more than 20 albums as a leader, including 10 with Tribal Tech.
Scott’s focus on beautiful tone alongside his striking ability to blend rock, blues, funk, and jazz, has helped him to develop a popular, soulful, and unique voice on the guitar.
If you’ve been around Los Angeles’ underground dance and electronic music scene in the last decade or so, you’ve probably run into Lacey IQ (aka Inquiri). This Texas-born, LA-settled music maker, DJ, and educator has been mixing music for the love of dancers since 1998, as well as creating her own diversely-flavored catalogue of music since 2002.
After arriving in Los Angeles in 2004, professionally, she spent several years working for Native Instruments, the most recent of which were spent as a Traktor technical specialist and beta tester. From there, she moved on to teach DJing and music production professionally, for institutions such as LA’s renowned Musicians Institute.
Award-winning recording engineer, Francis Buckley has been capturing great performances for more than 35 years, ranging from the groundbreaking punk act Black Flag’s first album “Damaged” in 1980 to winning the Engineering GRAMMY® for “Q’s Jook Joint” with Quincy Jones in 1996.
Having helped sell over 100 million records worldwide Francis’ portfolio includes an impressive selection of #1 albums. Francis has worked with the best songwriters in the world and was involved with the career development of such artists as Paula Abdul, Wilson/Phillips, Curtis Stigers, Jack Wagner, Stacey Earl, Tamia, Alanis Morissette and many others. Francis is the author of MI Online’s Audio Engineering Fundamentals course and teaches at Musicians Institute’s Hollywood campus.
Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Mark is an accomplished jazz guitarist, arranger, copyist, songwriter, and music educator. Mark cut his musical teeth playing with the Australian Show Band and The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has since toured the world with Royal Crown Revue and has worked the soundstages of Hollywood with renowned composer, Tim Davies, producing numerous songs for film and video games.
With the band The Flying Neutrinos, Mark wrote one of the big swing hits of the late nineties, “Mr. Zoot Suit”, which featured in the movies “Blast from The Past” and “Three to Tango”, and in television series “Sex and the City.” Mark has also worked with the legendary Wayne Shorter and pianist Bill Cunliffe on many orchestral projects.
As one of the curricular authors of harmony and theory and ear training curriculum for Musician Institute, Mark’s career on stage and behind the scenes gives him a truly unique perspective to help contemporary musicians, songwriters, and producers.
Charles Chemery (DJ Charlie Sputnik) is an LA-based vocalist, DJ and educator who has performed in Havana, Casablanca, New York, Paris, Tokyo, and more. He has released music on electronic labels such as Chin Chin Records, True Romance, and Loungin’ Recordings, and produced for clients including The American Film Institute, Audi, 20th Century Fox, and Disney. He has recorded (or performed live) with Chaka Khan, DJ Sneak, Gnarls Barkley, Evelyne “Champagne” King, and Jurassic 5.
Charles is the Program Chair for both Musician Institute’s Independent Artist and DJ programs (launched in April 2016).
If you ask Oz Noy what type of music he plays, he’ll tell you it’s jazz; it just doesn’t sound like it. Perhaps his intoxicating sound comes from his early career when he started playing jazz, blues, pop and rock music professionally at the age of 13. Having achieved local success in Israel by the time he was 24, Oz set his sights on the Big Apple, and in 1996 he made the move. The rest, as they say, is history.
With eight studio albums released under the acclaimed Magna Carta Records and awards that include Best Guitar Riff on Record and Best Out There Guitar Player, it comes as no surprise that Oz has collaborated with some of the world’s top music talent, including Richard Bona, Chris Botti, Gavin DeGraw, Harry Belafonte, Cyndi Lauper, Clay Aiken, Akiko Yano, Wonder Girls, Toni Braxton, Phoebe Snow, Nile Rogers, Mike Clark, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Dave Weckl, Mike Manieri, John Patitucci, The East Village Opera Company and many, many more.
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