The largest annual gathering of piano enthusiasts, Piano Summit 2018, will take place March 26-28 in New York City, presented by Shake, Rattle and Roll Pianos. Attendees will be able to participate in these three days of panels, programs, parties and performances. It’s an event for piano players, piano bar performers, Dueling Pianos entertainers, touring pianists, students, teachers and fans, covering genres including rock, pop, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, Broadway, TV music and more.
Participants will also be able to play in jam sessions and audition for potential employers and agents. The organizers intend to provide opportunities to learn, perform, further careers and network with other musicians. Special events include Billy Joel‘s appearance at Madison Square Garden on March 28 and opening night red carpet tickets to the Broadway event, Rocktopia.
The Piano Summit program this year features appearances by: Dave Rosenthal, music director for Billy Joel; Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater; Bob Malone (John Fogerty, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett); Onree Gill (Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Prince, Bowie, Jay-Z); Rob Evan (Trans Siberian Orchestra, Jekyll & Hyde, Les Misérables); Professor Noam Sivan (The Juilliard School, Curtis Institute); Bruce Katz (Allman Brothers and faculty at Berklee College of Music); Dr. Lisa Dahl, ENT for pro vocalist clients and vocal coach, Katie Agresta (Jon Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Sting,Phoebe Snow, Donald Fagen and more). Producers for Piano Summit 2018 are Gill, plus A&R Consultant Leslie Dweck and Mark Weiser, owner of the piano entertainment company and sponsor, Shake Rattle & Roll Pianos.
A 3-day all-access pass for programs, panels, performances and parties at Piano Summit 2018 is $389.00, available at the website www.shakerattlerollpianos.com. Check often for updates about locations, guest participants, events, daily scheduling and support services.