Garry Katz in Black Tshirt standing in front of a tree

Event Details

Event date: 
23 March 2015
Event time: 
Venue Address: 
1A Dyne Road, London, NW6 7XG

Legendary Grammy award-winning producer Gary Katz will be visiting The Institute for one day only.

Gary, who produced all the Steely Dan albums up until 2000, will be holding 3 sessions throughout the day.


Critique and Feedback Session

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Selected students will perform or play original work to Gary who will then offer feedback relating to writing, arranging, performance and production.

Students may only present finished refined work during this session. This may be in recorded format or performed live.

If you would like a song or composition of yours to be considered for this session then please send a link to, by 17.00 pm Wednesday 18th March.

N.B. There are only 11 spaces available for this session due to the capacity of the recording studio so students are encouraged to submit work asap.


Inside the A&R Process

4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Gary will be discussing his work and previous experience in an A&R capacity when he worked at Warner Bros.  N.B. It was during this period that Prince was signed to the label!

Students are encouraged to come to this session with business-focused questions and areas for discussion.


In Conversation with Gary Katz – Producing the music of Steely Dan

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Programme Leader Atar Shafighian will interview Gary and discuss his role as producer with Jazz-Rock legends Steely Dan.

This session will provide an opportunity to get inside the processes that lie at the heart of such a long-term production and artist development relationship.


Register on the Institute VLE to book a place on the sessions listed above.