Millennium Proudly Presents...
Arif MARDIN: Journey in the Music World
Date: On Wednesday,
October 6, 2004 @ 7:00 PM
The Rooftop Lounge & Terrace
The Marmara-Manhattan Hotel
301 East 94th Street
New York, N.Y. 10128
For location: 212-427 3100
Venue is sponsored by: The Marmara-Manhattan
Visual & Music Collage from Julie
and Joe MARDIN
- Introduction by Ian RALFINI
- Living with Arif MARDIN by
- Screening: From 43rd Grammy Award's
Ceremony - Excerpts.
- Arif MARDIN: Journey in the Music
- Questions & Answers
- The Arif Mardin Mini Quiz by Sedat
- Language: English
- Please RSVP by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 1-718-846-5776
- Entry: Donation Suggested
- Open to general public.
- Seating on a first come basis.
We are proud to present an evening with Arif MARDIN, among
the top music producers of the 20th century and beyond.
Most of you, as music lovers have heard Arif MARDIN's
name and listened to his music which he has produced for
over 40 years.
this unique evening, we aim to know Mr. Mardin, not only
by taking a closer look at his outstanding international
success in music, but also to get familiar with the inspirations
and the leading forces behind his achievements, as well
as the other interests and lesser known areas in his daily
life. Mr. Mardin will share with us his experiences
in terms of how one feels when a dream has been accomplished!
"Jazz is my first love. My mother bought me a Duke
Ellington record w hen I was 10 years old," says
Mr. Mardin in his 43rd Academy's Trustee's Award acceptance
How did Mr. Mardin's music journey
Despite being a jazz fanatic and an accomplished orchestrator
and arranger, Mr. Mardin went to study at the London
School of Economics and never intended to pursue a career
in music. However, a 1956 meeting with jazz great Dizzy
Gillespie and young arranger Quincy Jones proved to be
a stroke of fate. This led to his being the first
recipient of the Quincy Jones Scholarship at the Berklee
College of Music in Boston. "In 1958, when Latife
and I had been married and living in Istanbul for
a year, a scholarship opportunity knocked on my
door through Quincy Jones. When I made a decision to take
it, and to go to Berklee College of Music in Boston, my
father thought I was about to fl y for Mars. He couldn't
understand it. He may have been right. Mine was
a dream but I had to pursue it."
Mr. Mardin is definitely living proof that one can
achieve success by believing in what one does and working
Please join us to share Mr. MARDIN's extraordinary journey
in the music world as well as to be inspired by him..
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A brief biography of Arif MARDIN:
Music producer Arif MARDIN is that rare artist who has
remained at the top= of his craft for over 40 years, from
producing The Young Rascals' #1 hit Go= od Lovin=B9 in
1965, through #1 singles for the Bee Gees, Average White
Band, Melissa Manchester, Phil Collins, Chaka Khan (the
classic I feel for You), and Bette Midler (her signature
Wind Beneath my Wings), to albums for Patti Labelle,
Willie Nelson, Barbra Streisand and last year1s multiple
Grammy-winning Come Away with Me for Norah Jones.
Turkey natives Mr. Mardin graduated from Istanbul University
and the London School of Economics, but meeting Dizzy
Gillespie and Quincy Jones let to receiving the first
Quincy Jones Scholarship at Boston's Berklee College of
Music. After graduating Berklee and teaching there, Mr.
Mardin moved to New York, joined Atlantic Records and
worked his way from assistant to founder Nesuhi Ertegun
to senior vice president. Upon retiring from Atlantic,
Mr. Mardin became co-vice president and general manager
of Manhattan/EMI Records, producing albums for Ms. Jones,
Melissa Errico and Dianne Reeves. Mr. Mardin has earned
over 40 gold and platinum albums, 15 Grammy nominations,
11 Grammy Awards and a Trustees Award Grammy for lifetime
He has been married to Latife Onis, also from Turkey,
for 48 years. They have 2 children, producer/arranger
Joe Mardin and photographer Julie Mardin.
For more information: http://lightmillennium.org/biographies/arif_mardin.html
For Discography of Arif MARDIN: http://lightmillennium.org/biographies/amardin_discography.html
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Ralfini is an executive with many years of experience
in the domestic and international music business.
Mr. Ralfini, originally based in the UK, created,
developed and managed several successful international
record and music companies for major US corporations taking
them from start-up to multi-million dollar businesses. He relocated to the USA in the early 1980's to acquire and
develop music and non-music related businesses.
Ralfini is a well-respected executive who is acknowledged
for both his creative and administrative abilities.
He has extensive contacts in all areas of the entertainment
business. His philanthropic activity in the USA
has increased his field of contacts and given him added
credibility and respect from musicians and executives.
President of the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation. A Foundation formed by Ahmet Ertegun and Ian Ralfini to raise
funds to support Clinics in New York, Nashville, and Los
Angeles. The Clinics work with autistic and severely
handicapped children, using music as the method of communication
and therapy. Mr.
Ralfini has developed a support group for this venture
including, Pete Townshend, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton,
Aerosmith, John Mellencamp, and others.
Executive Director, Atlantic Records Foundation.
Responsibilities include arranging and producing
events to raise money for music industry related charities.
Events produced, Atlantic Records 50th
Anniversary concerts, UJA "Man of the Year"
honoring Ahmet Ertegun. Midem "Man of the Year" honoring
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