Greg Phillinganes brings all-star band to campus to perform with students

On Friday, Oct. 21, noted musical director Greg Phillinganes brought an all-star band to campus for a special Popular Music Forum featuring musicians from the bands of Michael Jackson, The Tonight Show, and more. After running the band through examples of musical genres, from Rihanna’s “Work” to Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” and Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again,” Phillinganes and Patrice Rushen, director of the Popular Music program, began inviting students on stage to mix and match with the band.

The musicians who visited campus include:
Greg Phillinganes (MD/piano/keys), David Delhomme (keys/guitar), Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar), Alex Al (bass), Kevin Richard (percussion), Teddy Campbell (drums), Miguel Gandleman (tenor saxophone), Ray Monteiro (trumpet), Garrett Smith (trombone), Jory Steinberg (vocals), Kenya Hathaway (vocals), and Nayanna Holley (vocals).

Greg Phillinganes brought an all-star band to campus.
Singers Kenya Hathaway, Jory Steinberg and Nayanna Holley working with students Jensen McRae, Anna Dellaria, and Madeline Meyer.
Bassist Alex Al teaching the iconic bass line to Chic’s “Good Times” to student Christine Meisenhelter.
Kevin Richard working with students Kelly Cruz and David Friebe.
Greg Phillinganes bringing a band of students and professionals, and an amazing afternoon, to a close.

TAGS: Contemporary Music, Contemporary Music Division, Jazz Studies, Popular Music, Studio Guitar,