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Brockett Parsons and the Piano Arc

Brockett Parsons and the Piano Arc

 Brockett Parsons is a keyboard player from Summit, New Jersey.  Brockett studied at Bucknell University and played both piano and trumpet. He went on to study further at Berkelee College of Music in Boston. 

In 2009 Brockett then became a winner of the MTV reality show "Making His Band" featuring P Diddy. The show was an intense 12-week competition for musicians to become part of Diddy's touring band. Out of thousands who auditioned, Brockett was one of seven winners personally chosen by Diddy. A few months later in January of 2010, Brockett then auditioned and accepted the position as keyboardist for Lady Gaga, a position he currently still holds.

by Reverb Nation

But Brockett is more than just an incredibly talented  keyboard player, he also designed his own MIDI controller. He wanted contacted an old friend from college and they put together a team to build the Piano Arc, a completely circular keyboard. Here's an overview of the Piano Arc from Cosmos Music in Canada.  Chuck Johnson, Dave Starkey of MIDI 9 and Steinway technician Rich Fell have worked to put together the unique MIDI controller that features multiple zones and customer LED displays. 

Brockett featured the Piano Arc in his solo release - Three Point One Four

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