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Inspiration and exhalation… fresh from Stanford University

Posted on September 16, 2011 by lee

Two weeks ago I embarked on a journey to Stanford University, California, with an open mind and a blank musical canvas.  There, I had the absolute privilege of learning from and working with four of the most inspiring people and musicians I’ve ever come across:  Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato, Becca Stevens (working together as ‘Tillery’) and Anthony Wilson. These artists are all incredible in their own right (details on each of them below), and to have them all together was a Mecca to which I was a willing pilgrim.   I took the songwriting workshop stream with Tillery, and the composition stream with Anthony Wilson, and both were groundbreaking. Here’s what I learned: