The A&R/engineer behind Jay-Z's "Black Album" is speaking at 13 colleges this April.
Three-time Grammy Award-nominated engineer/A&R Young Guru will speak in 13 cities next month, thanks to Grammy U. The Delaware native and longtime Jay-Z/Roc-A-Fella Records affiliate will emphasize the importance of audio engineering and music creation.
Young Guru is also a member of the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council.
The tour is sponsored by HP and Discmakers. The dates are as follows:
April 8: Philadelphia, Drexel University
April 9: Seattle, JBL Theater at, EMP Museum
April 10: Berkeley, Calif., Fantasy Studios
April 12: Los Angeles, The Recording Academy
April 15: Chicago, SAE Institute
April 16: Washington D.C., SoundExchange
April 17: New York City, NYU at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
April 22: Oklahoma City, Academy Of Contemporary Music, University of Central Oklahoma
April 24: New Orleans, Loyola University
April 25: Miami, Miami Dade College
April 26: Atlanta, Emory Center for Ethics (will be streamed live at www.ethics.emory.edu)
April 27: Murfreesboro, Tenn., Middle Tennessee State University
April 28: Memphis, Royal Studios