The prestigious Visiting Guest Artist Series at CI features top Los Angeles National and International studio/touring musicians, producers/engineers, and composers/arrangers. Some of the esteemed guest artists include four-time GRAMMY award winning producer and engineer, and former Beatles engineer, Geoff Emerick, two-time GRAMMY award winning guitarist, Laurence Juber, and Emmy nominated television composer and guitarist, Grant Geissman. The Beatles, Jazz in America, World Music, Music in History, and History of Rock classes all benefit from these amazing guest artists. For example, the World Music course typically has at least five visiting professional guest artists groups performing music from around the World each semester!

Fall 2018 Visiting Artist Events 

September 17, 4:30pm-5:45pm Janiva Magness (vocals) & Zach Ross (guitar) Blues music performance, Malibu 100

September 19, 1:30pm-2:45pm Flamenco dance & Guitar, with Arleen Hurtado & Ben Woods, Malibu 140

September 25, 10:30-11:45am CI alumni Jonas Lee’s Beatles tribute, Malibu 100

October 1, 9-11:50am Kenneth Burgomaster, television composer, Napa Hall Mike Curb Studio

October 10, 9-11:50am Geoff Emerick, recording engineer for the Beatles visits Audio Design and Recording class, Napa Hall Mike Curb Studio

October 10, 1:30pm-2:45pm Music of India with Hemant Ekbote (tabla drums) & Will Marsh (sitar), Malibu 100

October 10,  4:30pm-5:45pm Geoff Emerick visits History of Rock class, Malibu 100

October 11, 10:30-11:45am Geoff Emerick, legendary Beatles recording engineer, Malibu 100

October 11, 10:30am-11:45am Singer Chamber Players Trio, performing classical music from the Baroque to the Romantic eras (Clarinet, Cello, Piano), Malibu 100

October 11, 1:30-2:45pm Jazz meets the Beatles, Grand Salon

October 15, 4:30pm-5:45pm Josh Sklair & Band (Grammy-winning guitarist/Producer/ 25 years as Etta James’ guitarist & Musical Director), Malibu 100

October 18, 1:30-2:45pm Los Hermanos Arango, Malibu 100

November 7, 9-11:50am Grant Geissman, television composer, Napa Hall Mike Curb Studio

RESCHEDULED (see December 6 below) November 13, 10:30am-11:45am Modul8 Saxophone Quartet performing a program of classical, jazz, and original compositions, Malibu 100

November 14, 1:30pm-2:45pm Traditional Irish music with Eric Rigler (pipes, whistles) and Kevin Crehan (fiddle, whistle), Malibu 100

November 20, 1:30-2:45pm The Brig Band, Grand Salon

December 4, 9-10:15am Andrew Samonsky, Broadway singer, Malibu 140

December 6, 10:30am - 11:45 Modul8 Saxophone Quartet performing a program of classical, jazz, and original compositions, Malibu 140

Amadou Fall performs kora music from Senegal, Africa.

Indian Hindustani music with Will Marsh: sitar, and Hemant Eckbode: tabla


Traditional Irish music with Eric Rigler: pipes & flute, and Kevin Crehan: fiddle.

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