“This is precisely the kind of project John Lennon would have loved.” – Yoko Ono Lennon
Montblanc is proud to honor John Lennon’s life, his music and his dreams by contributing to selected cultural projects which support music education. After releasing the related theme pen ,I mentioned in a previous post, For one year Montblanc will be sponsoring and collaborating with The John Lennon Education Tour Bus, a US non-profit mobile recording studio providing young people with the means to learn how to compose, play, perform, record and produce songs and music videos.
The concept is very futuristic, this generation could really make use of such contributions to elevate the standard of their thoughts instead of being confined to less challenging topics. The Lennon Bus should be an example by which other similar ideas should immerge all around the world.
The Lennon Bus is committed to providing students with increased access to music, audio, video, and broadcast technologies. The program works together with local partners to create free events for middle, high school, and college age students to tour the bus, and participate in the production of music, video and digital photography projects reflective of their ideas and concerns, regardless of their levels of expertise.
The Crew is a highly-specialized team consisting of a driver and three onboard engineers, who are multimedia producers and educators, capable of creating professional music and videos in high-pressure environments. With their assistance, students learn how to write, perform, record and produce original songs, produce and shoot music videos and documentaries – all in one day.
The John Lennon Bus is a professional recording studio and HD video production facility, equipped with the latest instruments and gear. The interior is divided into three separate studio environments that can be opened to create one large studio. The front studio is a state-of-the-art audio and video production room. The rear studio offers pro-level recording and mixing as well as an isolation chamber for acoustic recording and a chromakey booth. While the Bus is on site, the Lennon Tents give visitors the chance to be hands on with the latest equipment including The Beatles: Rock Band, Roland keyboards and drums, and Gibson and Epiphone Guitars.
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus was created by Executive Director Brian Rothschild and music manager David Sonenberg and is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon. Over the years, guests have included artists like Carlos Santana, will.i.am and Black Eyed peas, John Legend, macy Gray, LeAnn Rimes, Mary J. Blige, NAS, Al Jarreau, Dave Koz, Bob Weir, Justin Timberlake, Vanessa Carlton, Sheila E, Lamont Dozier and Wyclef Jean, to name a few.
To watch the jazz group performing on board the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus visit the John Lennon Tour Bus – YouTube Channel.
Also don’t miss to see the stunning pictures of the talented jazz students from the Las Vegas Academy performing on board the Bus on their Flickr – account.
To check out where the bus will be going net you can check out this Bus schedule.