quarta-feira, novembro 18, 2015

Joe Satriani & Robin DiMaggio Release "Music Without Words" - To Benefit UNICEF


(Los Angeles, CA) World-renowned guitarist, JOE SATRIANI and United Nations Musical Director ROBIN DIMAGGIO, recently teamed up to compose a new song entitled, "Music Without Words" set for a digital release on November 4th.  A portion of all proceeds raised from downloads and streams will be donated to support UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund.

The song was first unveiled at the June 30th "Annual Presidential General Assembly of the UN 69th Session Gala" in New York City after being co-written by the two exclusively for the special event.  The Assembly and Gala featured world dignitaries as well as the Heads of States from nations across the globe. 

Accompanying the song is a dramatic music video directed by Ramin Ouladi, Los Angeles-based director, cinematographer, and editor, who developed the video concept.  "Joe and I had a concept of doing a song about healing, where the music spoke without words. That's why I think we called it 'Music Without Words.'" DiMaggio explains. "When it came time to add some images, it was tough to create abundance through visual statements. Ramin was the perfect addition. He brought a palette of pastels needed to make the story sync with the music."

The video is premiering today on YAHOO! and can be viewed at  music.yahoo.com.   DiMaggio offers, "I am sure that when the audience, young and wisely aged, watches this, they will feel the message, whether they just listen to the audio or intensely watch the video." 

"Collaborating with Robin evolved naturally," SATRIANI says. "Starting with him challenging me to create a melody that would touch the hearts of seven billion people, a call to humanity; a message of love. I'm thrilled with the song and this video fits the music perfectly."

The song also features vocals from Ms. Monet, a Grammy-award winning vocalist, songwriter and performer who has sung with everyone from Boz Scaggs to Faith Hill, Toto and Queen Latifah.  It was DiMaggio's decision, as the producer, to blend the beauty of Ms. Monet's vocals with SATRIANI's guitar to create such an incredibly moving piece. 

SATRIANI recently released 15th solo album, "Shockwave Supernova" and is celebrating his 30th year as a recording artist with the "Surfing to Shockwave" 2016 Tour. U.S. dates begin in late February and continue through April (see current itinerary below). SATRIANI is the world's most commercially successful solo guitar performer, with six gold and platinum discs to his credit (including one more gold award for the debut album by his band Chickenfoot), and sales in excess of 10 million copies.  The critically acclaimed guitarist also has 15 Grammy nominations for songs such as "Always With Me, Always With You," "The Crush Of Love," and "Summer Song," as well as full albums like Surfing With The Alien, The Extremist and Super Colossal.

Robin DiMaggio is known as one of the world's premiere drummers and classical/world percussionists. Robin is also a highly skilled songwriter, composer, conductor, arranger, producer, engineer, and instrumentalist. He has toured and recorded with veterans such as Paul Simon, David Bowie, Jackson Browne, Diana Ross, Tupac, Dr. Dre, Luther Vandross, Lil Jon, Martina McBride, Daft Punk, Johnny Cash, and Chris Isaak, as well as with acclaimed world musicians, sitarist/composer Ravi Shankar and violin maestro L. Shankar. Robin was Musical Director and drummer for late-night TV's Arsenio Hall Show on CBS Syndication, and TBS' Lopez Tonight, hosted by George Lopez.  He has appeared on David Letterman, performed at the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, and the MTV Music Awards. Robin produced former Eagles guitarist Don Felder's 2012 album, Road to Forever, and Stephen Bishop's 2014 release, Be Here Then. For the fifth straight year, Robin has been assigned the returning position of Music Director for the United Nations, where one of his many responsibilities includes coordinating musical guests for the official General Assembly Summit in New York City each September at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria.   Robin has some incredible projects in the works, as he is in the preliminary stages of his new vision — the first U.N. School of Art, Culture and Music in Southern California. 

Listen/Purchase "Music Without Words": http://smarturl.it/Satriani_MWW_iTunes

SATRIANI will tour the U.S. in 2016 featuring an evening of music spotlighting music from his entire

30-year career.  Dates are as follows:

 "Surfing to Shockwave" Tour Itinerary:

February 25       Paramount Theatre                                Seattle, WA
February 26       Historic Elsinore Theatre                        Salem, OR
February 27       Grand Sierra Theatre                              Reno, NV
February 28       Fox Theater                                          Oakland, CA
March 1            Balboa Theatre                                      San Diego, CA
March 2            Fox Tucson Theatre                               Tuscon, AZ *
March 3            Fox Performing Arts Center                     Riverside, CA
March 4            Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino   Las Vegas, NV
March 5            Talking Stick Resort Ballroom                 Scottsdale, AZ
March 7            Historic Paramount Theatre                     Denver, CO
March 8            Abraham Chavez Theatre                        El Paso, TX
March 9            The Majestic Theatre                              Dallas, TX
March 10           House of Blues                                      Houston, TX
March 11           Laurie Auditorium                                   San Antonio, TX
March 12           Orpheum Theater                                   New Orleans, LA
March 14           Iron City                                                Birmingham, AL
March 15           Saenger Theatre                                    Pensacola, FL
March 16           Parker Playhouse                                  Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 17           Ruth Eckerd Hall                                   Clearwater, FL
March 18           Hard Rock Live                                     Orlando, FL
March 19           Florida Theatre                                      Jacksonville, FL
March 21           Carolina Theatre                                    Durham, NC
March 22           Knight Theater                                       Charlotte, NC
March 23           Symphony                                             Atlanta, GA **
March 24           The National                                          Richmond, VA
March 25           Sandler Center                                       Virginia Beach, VA
March 26           Orpheum Theatre                                    Boston, MA
March 29           College Street Music Hall                         New Haven, CT
March 30           Capitol Theatre                                        Port Chester, NY
March 31           The Vets                                                 Providence, RI
April 1                Tilles Center                                          Brookville, LI
April 2                Lincoln Theatre                                      Washington, DC
April 4                Count Basie Theatre                               Red Bank, NJ **
April 6                Venue to be announced                           Philadelphia, PA
April 8                Danforth Music Hall                                Toronto, Ontario
April 9                UAB Center for the Arts                          Buffalo, NY
April 10               Hard Rock                                              Cleveland **
April 12               Carnegie Music Hall                                 Pittsburgh, PA
April 13               Fillmore Detroit                                        Detroit, MI **
April 14               Pabst Theatre                                          Milwaukee, WI **
April 15              Chicago Theatre                                      Chicago, IL **
April 16              The Fitzgerald Theatre                             St. Paul, MN
April 21              Grey Eagle Event Centre                          Calgary
April 22              River Creek Casino                                   Enoch, AB
April 24             Venue to be announced                            Vancouver, BC
* on sale 11/18
**on sale date 11/13
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