Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience 2017 w/ Paul Gilbert, Phil Collen, Warren DeMartini, Stu Hamm

Guitarist Joe Satriani will be hosting the G4 EXPERIENCE 2017: SURFING WITH THE ALIEN 30th ANNIVERSARY event, which takes place from July 24-28 at the Asilomar Center in Carmel, CA. Each day and night will be jam-packed with clinics, demonstrations, Q&A’s, jam sessions, and performances.  If you have never been to Carmel, CA, I am here to tell you that it is amazing.  It’s the kind of place that you would also want to bring your significant other.   Pricing info

Joe Satriani
One of the most influential and respected instrumental rock guitarists to emerge in the past three decades, Joe Satriani is that rare “musician’s musician” who’s crossed over into the mainstream with music sublime and complex, appealing to a wide variety of tastes.

Paul Gilbert
As a member of Joe’s 2007 G3 Tour, legendary shredder, Paul Gilbert cemented his rock god status all over North America. From MR. BIG, to RACER X, to his solo career, Paul Gilbert has recorded a massive amount of stunning guitar music, all while circling the globe to play sold-out arenas from Japan to Jakarta.

Phil Collen
Philip Kenneth Collen was a late starter by all standards, especially when you consider his current iconic rock star status as lead guitarist for the world famous multi-platinum selling Def Leppard. Born in Hackney, East London, England on December 8th, 1957, Phil was influenced by everything from the Rolling Stones to the Motown sound to glam rock, hard rock, punk, or anything with a flair.

Warren DeMartini
Warren played his first concert with his band “The Plague” in front of a small crowd at San Diego’s La Jolla High School at the age of 15. By this time he was emerging as one of the San Diego area’s most talented and sought-after young guitar players. The first year he signed up, he won “Best New Guitar Player in San Diego” at Guitar Trader on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. He graduated from high school in 1981. DeMartini began taking classes at a local college, but in the first semester was invited up to Los Angeles to join Mickey Ratt; the band that would eventually become the highly successful 1980s metal band, Ratt.

Additional
To dig into Surfing with the Alien’s every nook and cranny, I’m inviting some very special guests who have figured prominently in my history and journey. For the first time since 1995, Stu Hamm and Jonathan Mover will be my live band during the camp! It’s such a cool reunion. They were my live band on the tours behind Surfing with the Alien when I started my career as an instrumentalist playing live. The three of us have such an interesting bond. I can’t wait to rekindle it. In addition, we’re going to have some other very special guests who are not only incredible musicians but longtime friends! My Surfing with the Alien partner-in-crime producer John Cuniberti will also be joining. He’s going to sit down with me in front of our campers and go over everything that’s on their minds about the record.

Message from Joe Satriani:

“Each year, the G4 Experience evolves. It’s like a rock ‘n’ roll show, so you hit the ground running, adapt, and improve every hour it’s going. That’s what makes it fun! For 2017, things are evolving yet again. 2017 is the actually the 30th anniversary of my album Surfing with the Alien—if you can’t believe it’s been this long, imagine how I feel! That ignited something of a creative firestorm when we began thinking about the G4 Experience, and we decided to focus the camp on Surfing with the Alien.

“From July 24-28 at the Asilomar Center in gorgeous Carmel, CA, I’ll be hosting Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience 2017: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary.

“When I look back on the album, it’s a celebratory record of the rock ‘n’ roll I love—from Chuck Berry to Jimi Hendrix. It’s very inclusive and broad in styles. That inclusivity is a signature of G4. Now, we want to give you the ultimate window into this record. No matter where I go, fans always bring up Surfing with the Alien. I love talking about it and sharing these stories. The goal is to satiate every curiosity you may have on your mind!

“At the same time, it will be everything campers love about the G4 Experience. After breakfast, classes will start in the morning. It’s your opportunity to ask any and all questions about the album! We’ll have dinner, and then I’ll be performing in front of a very small audience. Afterwards, you can spend the rest of the night jamming until you’re too tired to play anymore, of course. The interaction between campers and musicians is a cornerstone of the event. That’s such a key element, which I really cherish. You’re going to get that bond.

“As with every G4 Experience, 2017 will be all-encompassing. The memory is something people can take with them and treasure. That’s the spiritual side of what we do. I’m committed to making sure we answer all of your questions about everything from scales and chords to guitar strings and pickups, but it’s also about enjoying these four days together. You get the chance to learn in a party atmosphere, hang in a beautiful location, make great friends, and leave a better player than when you arrived.

“Can’t wait to see you and go Surfing with the Alien again

Sincerely,
Joe Satriani”

Schedule

Monday – July 24

1:00PM
Check In Begins
5:00PM
Joe Satriani Welcoming Remarks and Q&A
7:00PM
Dinner
8:30PM
Joe Satriani Band Concert
9:30PM
Nightly Jam Sessions

Tuesday – July 25

8:30AM
Breakfast
9:30AM
John Cuniberti Session, Play with Joe’s Band, or Paul Gilbert Master Class
11:00AM
Joe Satriani Master Class
1:00PM
Lunch
2:30PM
Andy McKee Session, John Cuniberti Session
3:30PM
Paul Gilbert Master Class, Play with Joe’s Band, or Warren DiMartini Session
4:30PM
Joe Satriani Master Class
6:00PM
Warren DiMartini Session, Playing with Joes’ Band, or John Cuniberti Session
7:00PM
Dinner
8:30PM
Paul Gilbert & Friends Concert
9:30PM
Nightly Jam Sessions

Wednesday – July 26

8:30AM
Breakfast
9:30AM
Paul Gilbert Master Class, John Cuniberti Session, Warren DiMartini Workshop
11:00AM
Joe Satriani Master Class
1:00PM
Lunch
3:00PM
Photo Op
3:30PM
Signing Session with Joe, Phil, Paul, Warren, and more!
5:00PM
Phil Collen Session, Warren DiMartini Session, John Cuniberti Session
6:00PM
Gear Company Presentations
7:00PM
Dinner
8:30PM
Phil Collen, Warren DiMartini, & Friends Concert
9:30PM
Nightly Jam Sessions

Thursday – July 27

8:30AM
Breakfast
9:30AM
Phil Collen Master Class or Play with Joe’s Band
11:00AM
Joe Satriani Master Class
1:00PM
Lunch
3:30PM
Phil Collen Master Class or Andy McKee Session
5:00PM
Joe Satriani’s Master Class Finale
6:00PM
Gary Brawer Session, Mike Manning Session, or Alan Rosen Session
7:00PM
Dinner
8:30PM
Tommy Emmanuel and Joe Satriani Joint Concert
9:30PM
Nightly Jam Sessions

Friday – July 28

8:30AM
Breakfast
12:00PM
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