54 min

026 I AM The Band with Patrice Rushen Pt.2 I AM Podcast

    • Society & Culture

Recording Artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter, Musical Director, Music Educator and TrailblazerPatrice Rushen has spent a lifetime honing the skills that makes her one of the music industry’ss most versatile and sought after artists.  She has performed with and produced with such esteemed artists such as as Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Tom Jones, Carlos Santana, Boys II Men, George Benson, Nancy Wilson Micheal Jackson, Sheena Easton and many more.  An award winning composer and songwriter, she has performed with and composed works for Philharmonic Orchestras, Film and Television.  She constantly receives requests to sample her music, one of the most notable uses being Will Smith’s “Men in Black” which samples her 1982 Grammy Nominated recording “Forget me Nots”.  As an advocate for music education she holds the position of Ambassador of Artistry and Education at the Berklee College of Music as well as the chair of the Popular Music Program at USC’s Thorton School of Music.  She holds an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music for her “outstanding contribution to music and culture.”

What you will hear:

Breaking glass ceiling.

Black excellence .

Moments of self doubt.

Meeting and working with Prince.

Inspiring young and upcoming musicians.

Future opportunities.

Unconventional strings

Quotes:

“You pick your battles and you pick your statements and you find your ways to do it but you don’t compromise the end game.”

“One of the things I’ve always learned to appreciate is being honest and being upfront.”

“When you are trying to make a difference or do something differently or you are trying to change an old habit you have to do it with intention at first until it becomes natural.”

“Set your eyes on that prize, set your eyes on that goal and your don’t sacrifice that intention.”

“We are now the gatekeepers we have to keep the level high.”


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/iammusicgrouppodcast/support

Recording Artist, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter, Musical Director, Music Educator and TrailblazerPatrice Rushen has spent a lifetime honing the skills that makes her one of the music industry’ss most versatile and sought after artists.  She has performed with and produced with such esteemed artists such as as Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Tom Jones, Carlos Santana, Boys II Men, George Benson, Nancy Wilson Micheal Jackson, Sheena Easton and many more.  An award winning composer and songwriter, she has performed with and composed works for Philharmonic Orchestras, Film and Television.  She constantly receives requests to sample her music, one of the most notable uses being Will Smith’s “Men in Black” which samples her 1982 Grammy Nominated recording “Forget me Nots”.  As an advocate for music education she holds the position of Ambassador of Artistry and Education at the Berklee College of Music as well as the chair of the Popular Music Program at USC’s Thorton School of Music.  She holds an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music for her “outstanding contribution to music and culture.”

What you will hear:

Breaking glass ceiling.

Black excellence .

Moments of self doubt.

Meeting and working with Prince.

Inspiring young and upcoming musicians.

Future opportunities.

Unconventional strings

Quotes:

“You pick your battles and you pick your statements and you find your ways to do it but you don’t compromise the end game.”

“One of the things I’ve always learned to appreciate is being honest and being upfront.”

“When you are trying to make a difference or do something differently or you are trying to change an old habit you have to do it with intention at first until it becomes natural.”

“Set your eyes on that prize, set your eyes on that goal and your don’t sacrifice that intention.”

“We are now the gatekeepers we have to keep the level high.”


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/iammusicgrouppodcast/support

54 min

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