Celebrity Vocal Coaches

 

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Celebrity Coach to the Stars

Celebrity Coach to the Stars

BORIS BURHON BURIEV  (SUMMIT #3 and #4)

Boris Burhon Buriev was born in Uzbekistan , graduated special music school in Tashkent , and from the age of 4 was singing , and cast as the lead in a few Russian musical movies . He graduated from Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in Moscow, Russia , then was given the opportunity to further his studies at Juilliard School of Music l in New York , obtaining his degree in Vocal, choral, Orchestra Conductor, and Symphony Opera.  Boris has coached numerous celebrity singers from Sony Music, Def Jam, and Universal, having worked with Quincy Jones,  on the We Are the Future with Karina Pasian (Def Jam) and Andre Boccelli  to Alice Keys, Dylan Jacket Collins (One Republic Records) The actress Naturi  from the TV series FAME,  Samatha Jade Logan (666 Park Ave -Film) the list goes on.. He is one of the most respected coaches in the music industry…

NatashaCorriganNATASCHA CORRIGAN (SUMMIT #3 and #4)

Natascha is a native New Yorker. She has been performing professionally on both the east and west coasts in numerous musical theatre productions for over a decade. A talented vocalist and songwriter with many years experience performing popular music in a variety of bands including leading her own original pop/rock group, The Natascha Corrigan Band. Her voice can also be heard on the radio in commercial jingles. She joined the Jeannie Deva Voice Studios faculty in 2007. Natascha Corrigan, the heir apparent to the Deva method, is a Vocal Coach who was trained personally by Legendary Vocal Coach Jeannie Deva. Natascha’s personalized approach includes proper technique development of vocal strength, stamina, pitch and control of performance. Her expertise has helped numerous singers prepare their repertoire for auditions and or in preparation of their performances and tours and more..

SETH RIGGS & MARGARETA SVENSSON RIGGS

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Seth Riggs, A Celebrated Vocal Coach to the Stars over 137 Grammy Winning Albums (Summit #2 )

Legendary Grammy Winning And Celebrity Vocal Coaching Seth Riggs and International Award winning Singer-Songwriter, Pianist, Actor, and vocal coach Margareta Svensson Riggs will conduct one on one coaching each day. With an average of 200 performances a year, Margareta is increasingly recognized as an original pop singer, pianist, performer and songwriter. Seth Riggs is considered by many to be the best and most successful voice teacher in the world. He is certainly the busiest. No other teacher, past or present, has ever matched his phenomenal track record. His students are a veritable “Who’s Who” of singers, actors, dancers, and entertainers throughout the world. Seth Riggs’s vocal technique and the methods he uses to teach the technique were forged and tempered by the fierce demands placed on the world’s top performers, who must often perform several shows a night – night after night! A great deal of money is always at stake, so his clients’ voices must be able to function easily, without strain. It is no wonder that whenever singers come to Los Angeles from other parts of the world, producers, directors and fellow performers send them to see this master vocal technician. In the pragmatic world of show business, where time is money, Seth Riggs is the man professionals turn to for results.

SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST/ARTIST


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NAZAN NIHAL

Singer, songwriter – Turkey

Nazan Nihal started her music career as a songwriter and electric guitar player. She had been on stage in Turkey, The Netherlands, Canada and The States. In Holland Nazan performed during the festivities of 400 years relationships between Turkey and The Netherlands in 2012.


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UTAR ARTUN

Arranger, composer – Turkey

Utar Artun is graduated from Percussion Department of Hacettepe Conservatory. After graduation, he enrolled to Berklee College of Music and graduated in 2.5 years with summa cum laude degree. 


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RIFFAT SULTANA    (#4)

Ethnic Vocal Styling – Leading Vocalist from South Asia

Riffat Sultana (daughter of legendary Pakistani classical singer, the late Ustad Salamat Ali Khan) channels the musical wisdom of 500 years and eleven generations of master musicians in her family in India and Pakistan.

CELEBRITY PRODUCERS/SONGWRITERS/MUSICIANS


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DAWN ELDER (Summit #1, #2 & #3 #4)

Dawn has developed, managed, recorded, toured and produced special projects with Stevie Wonder, Sting, Don Was, Beach Boys, Fela Kuti, Santana, Woody Harrelson, Wynton Marsalis, Cheb Khaled, and countless icons including Quincy Jones and Phil Ramone.

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BOB MALONE

Composer, Pianist, Singer-Songwriter, Musical Director

BOB MALONE has toured the world as a solo artist for two decades and has played keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty since 2011.

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MICHAEL JAY (Summit #1, #2 #3 & #4)

Michael Jay’s 30 years of experience include songwriting, radio, promotion, marketing and A&R. His songs have sold more than 75 million copies.

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MICHAEL FISH HERRING (Summit #1,#2)

Guitarist ‘Fish’ has recorded and toured with Prince, Celine Dion, Stanley Clark, and Christina Aguilera.

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RANDY WALDMAN (Summit #2 & #4)

Randy started playing the piano at the old age of 5 years old, and began playing professionally at the age of 12. By the age of 21, Randy was hired to go on tour as the pianist for Frank Sinatra. Shortly after that Randy began touring with the group The Letterman and that brought him from his home of Chicago out to the west coast.

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RAMI JAFFEE (Summit #2 & #4)

Multi-Grammy winning pianist, composer, producer Rami is co-founder of the multi- platinum selling band the Wallflowers along with Jakob Dylan. For 10 years, Rami has been recording and touring with the Foo Fighters.

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KENNY ARONOFF (Summit #2,#3 #4)

Five-times consecutive Drummer of the Year, Kenny has recorded on over 40 Grammy-winning albums and toured with John Mellencamp, The Rolling Stones, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr…

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KC PORTER (Guest Speaker Summit #2 & #4)

When it comes to fluently translating the universal language of music, KC Porter is the master of the medium. In addition to his chart-topping work with superstars including Carlos Santana and Ricky Martin, GRAMMY-winning music producer KC Porter has long been widely renowned for crossing over many of the biggest stars in the Latin music firmament to English-speaking audiences.

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CHRIS CASWELL (Summit #2 & #4)

Versatile, gifted, generous, creative and multi-faceted, these are a few of the adjectives attributed to Chris Caswell’s musical abilities. All were on display at the 2014 Grammys as Chris took the stage as Musical Director with Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers and Daft Punk for their performance of “Get Lucky” (Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance) from Random Access Memories. The album won Album of the Year, Best Dance/Electronica Album, and Best Engineered Album, sweeping all categories in which they were nominated. Caswell was an integral part of Random Access Memories, co-writing two of its tracks (“Touch” and “Beyond”), and serving as an arranger, orchestrator, and keyboard player.

CELEBRITY GUESTS


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ROBERT DAVI (Summit #2)

Robert Davi is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and what many are finding out, an extraordinary jazz vocalist, as stated by many, including Quincy Jones: “As FS would say, ‘Koo, Koo.’ Wow! I have never heard anyone come this close to Sinatra’s sound – and still be himself. Many try, but Robert Davi has the voice, tone, the flavor and the swagger. What a surprise.”

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ANNE CECERE (Summit #1, #2, #3,#4)

In 2012, Broadcast Music Inc.’s Anne Cecere was nominated for Billboard Magazine’s “40 Power Players under 40” by BMI’s CEO Del Bryant. Her current duties as BMI’s Director of Film & TV Relations include signing new songwriters, composers and publishers while maintaining relationships with existing BMI affiliates.

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FERNANDO GIACCARDI (Guest Speaker Summit #2)

Fernando Giaccardi began his career in the music industry at Televisa/Mexico in 1990 where he held several positions in their radio, concert and label divisions. Fernando was the product manager for Enrique Iglesias’ debut release in 1995 at Fonovia and ended his career there as the Senior VP of Marketing and Promotion for the label after also running their international division.

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DUNCAN WESTLEY (Guest Speaker Summit #2)

Duncan Westley is President & CEO of Social Stardom, a boutique digital/social media marketing & management company. Social Stardom will manage your digital presence. We create and manage your social media channels, and develop integrated digital strategies that resonate with your audience, drive and manage engagement, and build relationships with your social community that creates active advocates for you and your brand.

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HERMAN JACKSON (Summit #1)

Herman Jackson is a Grammy nominated producer, composer, arranger and musician. He has toured, recorded and performed on the Grammys with Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, and countless others.

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NICK MILO (Summit #2)

Toured with Joe Cocker extensively in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada and South America, 2001-2013 as keyboardist and since 2007 as musical director. Keyboards for Tower of Power, 1988 to 1999, recording seven albums, touring and writing (recorded eight songs). 1986 and 87 in the illustrious Bonnie Hayes band, opening for Huey Lewis and the News in their heyday. (Bonnie is now chair of the songwriting department, Berklee School of Music.)

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ETHAN FARMER (Summit #1, #2, #3)

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Ethan Farmer has established himself as an incredible talent amongst bass players in the industry today.

His first musical influences came from his family who had a well-known gospel group, THE AMAZING FARMER SINGERS. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Ethan’s first big break as a professional was playing with Jody Watley on BET’s Planet Groove.

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NORIKO OLLING (Summit #2 & #3)

Born & raised in Japan, Noriko Olling started playing piano at the age of five (5) years-old, studying everything from classical to jazz to R&B. She attended Jinai College in Fukui, Japan majoring in music performance. In 1988, she moved to Los Angeles to sharpen her skills to be a force in America’s music scene. 

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RICKEY MINOR (Summit #1 Keynote Speaker)

Rickey Minor is the Emmy-nominated music director of American Idol. His distinguished resume also includes the Grammys and the Super Bowl, and he has collaborated with major recording artists including Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Ray Charles, Beyoncé Knowles, and many more.

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GREG PHILLINGANES (Summit #1)

Music director, session musician and keyboardist Greg toured with Lionel Richie, George Benson, Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney, Toto, Eric Clapton, and Quincy Jones, and served as musical director for Michael Jackson on the “Bad” and “Dangerous” tours.

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MICHAEL BEARDEN (Summit #1)

Currently Lady Gaga’s musical director, Michael has served as musical director for many including Madonna, Rod Stewart and Michael Jackson.

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TEDDY CAMPBELL (Summit #1)

Teddy’s drums can be heard on recordings with Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Rod Stewart, Al Jarreau, Kirk Whalum, and Kelly Clarkson.

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MICHAEL FARRELL (Summit #1)

Michael has written with indie rock legend Morrissey, Grammy winning soul artist Macy Gray (with will.i.am producing), and recently toured as keyboardist with Sarah McLachlan and Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi.

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JASPER RANDALL (Guest Speaker Summit #1)

Jasper has contracted, conducted and performed for choruses on over 100 films including Avatar, Frozen, Godzilla, Tangled, Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Big Hero 6, Minions, X-Men: Days of Futures Past and Despicable Me 2.

CELEBRITY VOCAL HEALTH GUEST SPEAKERS


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DAVID AARON KATZ & JAN ALAN SCHWARTZ

Superior Vocal Health has made it a life’s mission, to be dedicated to helping voice professionals keep their voices and bodies strong, healthy, vibrant, and at peak levels naturally without the use of harmful chemicals and drugs. Superior Vocal Health is the result of more than 25 years of research and investigation by David Aaron Katz, Cantor, international singer of Opera and Broadway, voice teacher, vocal coach, author, nutritional consultant, herbalist and lecturer and Jan Alan Schwartz AKA Wizard. Jan is a Virtuoso Drummer, The Musical Artist “WIZARD”, Lead vocalist, Songwriter, Health Guru, Founder of Burlington Audio and Recordingstore.com, as well as the producer of Carib Music.

CELEBRITY STYLISTS


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JASON GRIFFIN(Summit #1, #3, #4)

As a stylist, Jason Griffin has worked with an assortment of celebrities in both film and television. Griffin is currently the personal stylist for actor/rapper Bryshere Y.Gray from the hit show Empire and recently costumed designed Queen Latifah’s produced film Brotherly Love starring Keke Palmer.

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JAMALLIE BRADLEY (Summit #1, #2, #3, #4)

Jamallie Bradley is an accomplished and creative makeup artist with experience in all aspects of media makeup: fashion, video and print. Having worked for many major international music artists and leading faces of film & TV, such as, Serena Williams, Jhene Aiko, Taraji P. Henson, and Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, along with countless others, Jamallie has been able to fully grow and establish herself as a distinguished make-up artist.

Other Guest celebrities to be added. Also, please note coaches subject to change depending on their touring schedule.

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