Emmy-nominated music director, Rickey Minor, visited Stax Music Academy last month. During the workshop students performed 3 songs arranged by Rickey Minor, received invaluable feedback, and enjoyed Q&A session about the music industry. One of the highlights of the event included Rickey Minor as well as Kirk Whalum joining the students on a few songs such as, “Rock Steady,” by Aretha Franklin, and “What’s Going On,” by Marvin Gaye.
Rickey Minor is the Emmy-nominated music director of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He was formally the music director of American Idol. His distinguished resume also includes the Grammys and the Super Bowl, and he has collaborated with major recording artists including Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Ray Charles, Beyoncé Knowles, and many more. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Karen. http://rickeyminor.com/
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Photos courtesy of Ronnie Booze Photography.
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