|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||July 14, 2006|
JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI AND FRIENDS SET TO PLAY BENEFIT CONCERT
PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERAN AND FRIEND - CLIFF CULTRERI
NEW SPECIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED: STEVE LUKATHER, DWEEZIL ZAPPA, PAUL GILBERT, BILLY SHEEHAN, SCOTT HENDERSON & JOHNNY HILAND
(Los Angeles, CA) Legendary guitarists JOE SATRIANI and STEVE VAI are gearing up to play their special benefit concert for music industry veteran and friend, Cliff Cultreri. "The Cliff Show" is set to take place on Saturday, September 30th at the House of Blues, Hollywood, and will feature performances by both Satriani and Vai, as well as just announced special guests - Steve Lukather, Dweezil Zappa, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Scott Henderson and Johnny Hiland.
Cliff Cultreri is the A&R executive who "discovered' both Satriani and Vai as well as many other popular recording artists, while working at Relativity Records. Cultreri is suffering from a host of Auto-Immune and Connective-Tissue disorders that are attacking his immune system, a one in 100 million occurrence that causes severe pain and physical problems. Satriani and Vai hope to raise funds to help Cultreri and his family with their financial needs.
"Cliff is a dear friend who has been a musical force and guiding light in both my career and my life for 2 decades, " said Satriani. "Steve and I wanted to help Cliff and the idea of a show in LA with other members of the guitar community seemed to be the obvious way to celebrate and help him."
Cultreri is currently VP of A&R at Koch Entertainment. During his many years in the music industry, Cultreri has served as A&R for a number of top names, in addition to receiving 18 Grammy nominations, 13 Gold and 14 Platinum, and Multi-Platinum awards for albums on which he was the executive producer, co-producer or A&R. He also has won Grammy's for "Song of the Year" and "Album of the Year" with Bone Thugs 'N Harmony, for which he served as A&R.
In addition to the amazing performances and group jams that are sure to take place, there will also be two autographed Ibanez (JS and JEM) signature guitars and other memorabilia auctioned off during the course of the evening. All proceeds will go to the Cliff Cultreri fund.
Tickets prices are set $100 and are currently available for sale through ticketmaster.com or at the House of Blues box office. For more information on the show or artists set to perform, visit www.satriani.com and www.vai.com
A special note from Cliff (9/6/06):
If you are unable to attend the show but would still like to help Cliff and his family, donations may be made by check (NO CHECK IS TOO SMALL OR TOO LARGE) and can be sent to the following address:
22 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, New York 11050
Attn: Nancy Young
Please make all checks payable to: Patricia Cultreri
All of us at KOCH Entertainment express our gratitude to all of you who can find it in your heart to support this worthy cause.