Immersive Sound Listening Party – Steely Dan’s Aja

Friday
04
Feb

Steely Dan’s Aja like you’ve never heard it before!

Be the first to hear this amazing breakthrough in IMMERSIVE SOUND.

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Why you should see this show…

Hear one of the greatest albums of all time like you’ve never heard it before — through a breakthrough Immersive Sound System. Before the album is played, we will hear stories from Gary Katz, Steely Dan’s long time studio producer. Gary will share stories and the music of Donald Fagen and Walter Brecker as it’s never been heard before, until now!

Be part of our first event with a special evening that will feature the multi-platinum LP Aja played in its entirety in Surround Sound 5.1. Frank Foti, CEO of the Telos Alliance, a pioneer and world leader in audio processing headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio will also join the conversation and demonstrate this new ‘DejaVu’ technology.
 

Each Immersive Sound night will also feature a well know music expert who will discuss why they choose tonight’s albums.

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Gary Katz

Gary will be joining us via livestream.

Gary Katz is an American record producer, best known for his work on albums by Steely Dan. Gary produced the band’s first seven albums that have sold over 40 million records worldwide. He’s a two-time time Grammy nominee for Album of the Year for his work on Steely Dan’s Aja and Gaucho, as well as a Producer of the Year nominee for his work on Donald Fagan’s solo LP The Nightfly. Katz has also produced numerous other recording artists and assisted in the discovery and signing of a number of subsequently successful acts.

A lifelong music fan, Katz grew up in Brooklyn listening to Chuck Berry and Fats Domino on a transistor radio. He had friends in the band Jay and the Americans who were his connection to the music business. The band worked with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who produced hit records for the Coasters and the Drifters. After Katz spent time with Leiber and Stoller in the studio, he realized he wanted to be a record producer. His first job after graduating from school was with singer Bobby Darin.

Katz worked with The Mamas & the Papas, Steppenwolf, and Three Dog Night. Katz also has broad experience with A & R, responsible for artist signings such as Jim Croce, Chaka Khan, Rufus, and Jimmy Buffett. Katz’s other production credits include albums by Diana Ross, 10cc, Joe Cocker, The Alarm, Laura Nyro, Rosie Vela, Thomas Jefferson Kaye, Eye to Eye, Love and Money, and Marc Jordan. He was a project manager for the alternative metal band Sevendust in 2005.

Katz had a joint venture with Interscope called Jake Records before moving to Warner Brothers as a producer and A&R man, where they enjoyed success as a company and creating new artists. He was one of two people responsible for signing Prince, Dire Straits, Christopher Cross, and Rickie Lee Jones to Warner Bros. He worked at the Burbank offices for six years, then at the New York offices for another four, alongside Jerry Wexler.
 

About the Album

Aja is the sixth studio album by the American jazz rock band Steely Dan. It was released on September 23, 1977, by ABC Records. Recording alongside nearly 40 musicians, band leaders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker pushed Steely Dan further into experimenting with different combinations of session players while pursuing longer, more sophisticated compositions for the album. The album peaked at number three on the US charts and number five in the UK, ultimately becoming Steely Dan’s most commercially successful LP. It spawned a number of hit singles, including “Peg,” “Deacon Blues,” and “Josie.”

In July 1978, Aja won the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical and received Grammy nominations for Album of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. It has since appeared frequently on professional rankings of the greatest albums, with critics and audiophiles applauding the album’s high production standards. In 2010, the Library of Congress selected the album for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.”
 

Please note: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination (card or photo is acceptable), or negative test (time-stamped, no older than 72 hours) is required to enter. Masks are suggested except while eating and drinking.

 

Dining Option

Our Concert Hall menu is fast to the table and allows you to dine right in your ticketed seat. Tableside food service will start 2 hours before showtime and the kitchen will close approximately halfway through the show. Tableside beverage service will continue throughout the concert.
 
 
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