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Tuesday March 14

9:45aM –  MASTER CLASS WITH BRUCE KATZ
(14 YEAR ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AT BERKLEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, TOURING KEYBOARD/ORGAN PLAYER WITH GREGG ALLMAN, DELBERT MCCLINTON,  JOHN HAMMOND, AND MANY MORE)
11:30aM – “workin’ 9 to 5″:
WITH manuel araujo (gm- don’t tell mama’s), pat george (owner- The Entertainment Agency),Dave ROberts (Owner – Chicago Dueling Pianos), Michael windish (owner-windish music), ADD’L PANELISTS TBA
A conversation with some of the piano industry’s biggest employers – what do they look for in new applicants?  How can you separate yourself from the pack?  What are the skills and songs you need to work in these high-demand venues?  For piano bars,  cruise ships, agencies and national venues, get the inside track!
12:045pm –  MASTER CLASS with Dave Rosenthal
(20+ year music director – Billy Joel)

2:15pM – Gigmasters.com presents: “piano bar superstar”

Our audition event, where you get to perform up to 3 songs for a room full of industry professionals including owners, agents and booking reps from across the country and around the world.  Get feedback, constructive critiques and maybe even a job! (advance sign up REQUIRED – space is limited!)  SPONSORED BY www.GigMasters.com

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3:30pM –  MASTER CLASS WITH BRUCE KATZ
(14 YEAR ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AT BERKLEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, TOURING KEYBOARD/ORGAN PLAYER WITH GREGG ALLMAN, DELBERT MCCLINTON,  JOHN HAMMOND, AND MANY MORE)
4:45pM –  “Playin’ in the Band”
A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH Tom BrislinBRUCE KATZDAVE ROSENTHAL AND ONREE GILL (MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR ALICIA KEYS AND OTHERS) –
What do you do when you’re the ‘other’ keyboard player in the band?  Picking parts, arranging, and working in a band context for the touring and performing player.
6:00PM – HAPPY HOUR NETWORKING AND OPEN JAM
Grab a bite, grab a drink, meet old friends, make new ones, play a song…