Artists for the Arts: With a Little Help From My Friends [MP3]

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Executive Producer Jonathan Estabrooks, Tony & Grammy Award-winning producer Van Dean (Broadway Records), Two-time Tony-nominated Broadway producer Michael J Moritz Jr. and producer and Broadway orchestrator Charlie Rosen today announced that this past Tuesday, a Who’s Who of Broadway, Hollywood, Theatre, Dance, and Music came together at the legendary Avatar Studios in New York City and Los Angeles to record and film a single of the iconic Beatles’ song “With A Little Help From My Friends” to inspire support for the arts in America. Featuring footage from the recording studio session, spliced with visual art, spoken word, American Sign Language, ballet and hip hop and cinematic storytelling, the song and video capture the beauty and power of community as one voice becomes a movement. 100% of net profits from this recording will go towards Americans For The Arts and their work to protect the NEA. 

“With a Little Help From My Friends” (music and lyrics by John Lennon and Paul McCartney) 2017 benefit recording is executive produced by Jonathan Estabrooks, produced by Michael J. Moritz Jr. and Charlie Rosen, mixed by Michael J. Moritz Jr., co-produced by Corey BrunishMatthew P. HuiMia MoravisRobin CarusYael Silver, and Van Dean. Orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, music direction by Michael J. Moritz Jr. Recorded by Engineers Bryan SmithJohn KilgoreKyle J. Gordon and Christopher Benham, mastered by João Carvalho Mastering with casting by Robin Carus Casting. Video produced by Jonathan EstabrooksJason Milstein, Directed and Edited by Jason Milstein, Director of Photography by Steven Della Salla (Fuzz on the Len Production). Single cover art by Robbie Rozelle and Alejandra Cardeñosa Herrera

Participating artists: Nick Adams Julie Benko, Ashley Brown, Corey Brunish, Pierce Cady, Liz Callaway, Bryan Terrell Clark, Carmen Cusack, Trace DePass, Cass Dillon, Natalie Douglas, Breanna Doyle, Jonathan Estabrooks, Forte Tenors, Shanelle Gabriel, Annie Golden, Tyce Green, Peter Hollens, Lauren Jelencovich, Lexi Lawson, Aaron Lazar, Telly Leung, Taylor Mali, Chris Mann, Ektor Rivera, Ryan Silverman, Noah Stewart, KT Sullivan, Alexandria Wailes, Lillias White, Yale Glee Club, Artists for the Arts Chorus

Artists For The Arts Orchestra:

Conductor: Charlie Rosen
Piano: Michael J. Moritz Jr., Yasuhiko Fukuoka
Bass: Charlie Rosen
Drums: Bryan Carter
Guitar: Alex Wintz
Organ: Dave Melton
Violins: Karla Donehew Perez, Brendan Speltz, Suliman Tekallii, Elena Urioste  
Viola: Mark Halloway, Paul Laraia
Cello: Yves Dharamraj, Ani Kalayjian, Karlos Rodriguez
Flute, Piccolo, Oboe: Josh Plotner
French Horn: Elizabeth Fleming Martignetti
Trumpet: Cody Herring, Ben Jarvis
Baritone Sax: Will Skirvin  
Alto Sax: Jason Ehizokhale
Tenor Sax: Jared Thompson
Trombone: Randy Adams


In memory of Lois Beaton