promoting the arts of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

promoting the art of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

ASMAC Master Class: The Music of Gene Page hosted by Sylvester Rivers

LA 12 PM  |  NY 3 PM  |  UK 8 PM  


The Music of Gene Page hosted by Sylvester Rivers


Paul Riser 

Ray Parker Jr.

Bruce Miller

Greg Phillinganes

Paul Jackson, Jr.

Nathan East


Moderated by Sylvester Rivers

Eugene Edgar Page Jr. (1939 – 1998) was an American conductor, composer, arranger, and record producer, most active from the mid-1960s through the mid-1980s.
His sound can be heard in the arrangements he did for Jefferson Starship, the Righteous Brothers, the Supremes, the Four Tops, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Donna Loren, Martha, and the Vandellas, Cher, Barry White, the Love Unlimited Orchestra, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, George Benson, the Jackson 5, Roberta Flack, Elton John ("Philadelphia Freedom"), Leo Sayer, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Frankie Valli, Helen Reddy, and Lionel Richie among many other notable acts in popular music.
In addition, he released four solo albums and scored various motion picture soundtracks that include Brewster McCloud and Fun with Dick and Jane. In 1972, he was hired to score the Blaxploitation film Blacula.
Page was one of the most prolific arrangers/conductors of popular music during his time and worked on more than 200 gold and platinum records.

Panelist Bios:

Composer, arranger and pianist Sylvester Rivers has recorded with numerous hit artists including Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, The Jacksons, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, New Edition, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Barry White, Marc Bolan & T. Rex, Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio, Deniece Williams, The Fifth Dimension and many others. Composing, arranging and orchestrating for television and film, as well, such as the television series Fame, songs for the Kevin Bacon/Laurence Fishburne film QuicksilverBreakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, The Arsenio Hall Show and numerous others, he has been prolific in producing music throughout a wide spectrum.


Motown musical arranger Paul Riser was responsible for co-writing and arranging dozens of top ten hit records. His legacy as one of the "Funk Brothers" is similar to that of most of the other "Brothers", as his career has been overlooked and overshadowed by the stars of Motown that became household names. Some of the Funk Brothers he worked with include: Earl Van Dyke, Johnny Griffith, Robert White, Eddie Willis, Joe Messina, Dennis Coffey, Wah Wah Watson, James Jamerson, Bob Babbitt, Eddie Watkins, Richard "Pistol" Allen, Uriel Jones, Andrew Smith, Jack Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Eddie "Bongo" Brown, Benny Benjamin, Cornelius Grant, Joe Hunter, Richard "Popcorn" Wylie, Marcus Belgrave, Teddy Buckner and Stevie Wonder.


Ray Parker Jr. is a musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. As a solo performer, he wrote and performed the theme song to the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. He also performed with his band, Raydio, and Barry White.


Bruce Miller is considered one of the most talented composers, arrangers and conductors of modern times. Starting his career on the Detroit jazz and R&B scene as a guitarist and saxophonist... (Read More)


Paul Jackson, Jr. is a fusion/urban jazz composer, arranger, producer, and guitarist. He was born and raised in Los Angeles. Jackson knew by the age of fifteen that he wanted to become a professional musician. He attended the University of Southern California, majoring in music. In addition to being a recording artist in his own right, Jackson is also a highly accomplished L.A. session player, with a career spanning multiple decades. (Read More)


Keyboardist, singer-songwriter, and musical director based in Los Angeles, California, Greg Phillinganes is a prolific session musician and has contributed the role of keyboards to numerous albums representing a broad array of artists and genres. (Read More)


Event Date Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:00 pm
Cut off date Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:30 am
Individual Price Free
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