Content by tag "Producer"

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Amy E. Denio

Denio (rhymes with ‘Ohio’ or ‘gennaio’) is a multi- instrumentalist composer and singer based in Seattle, WA. Home-taper since the Dark Ages of Analogue, she started her label Spoot Music in 1986, with the release of her first cassette, ‘No Bones.’ Since then, she’s recorded & released over 60 cassettes, LPs and CDs created solo and with an array of international musicians. Her parents played jazz semi-professionally, and she grew up in a musical household. She was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame in 2015. An award-winning composer, she has been creating & producing soundscores for dance, theater and film since 1983

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Richard Niles

I am an American composer, arranger, producer, guitarist, broadcaster and journalist - living in London. I was called "one of the most versatile men in modern music" by Sound On Sound magazine because of my extensive work across many genres. Credits include POP: Paul McCartney, Westlife, Mariah Carey, Boyzone, Cher, Tina Turner, Lulu, Cilla Black, Tears For Fears, Pet Shop Boys, Wet Wet Wet, Ronan Keating, Take That, Was (Not Was), Hue & Cry, Samantha Mumba, Heather Small, and Kylie Minogue. R&B: James Brown, Joe Cocker, Dusty Springfield, Michael McDonald, Bobby Womack, Jimmy Ruffin, Deniece Williams, Randy Crawford, and Gloria Gaynor. JAZZ: Pat Metheny, Bob James, Chris Hunter, The Yellowjackets, Guy Barker, Incognito, Morrissey-Mullen, Jim Mullen, Silje Nergaard, Michel Legrand, Gary Husband. CLASSICAL: Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballe and Kiri Te Kanawa. My songs have been recorded by Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Kid Creole, Deniece Williams, Bobby Womack, Silje Nergaard, Clive Griffin and Spike Milligan. My jazz orchestra, BANDZILLA began life on Grace Jones's "Slave To The Rhythm" (1985) and Ruby Wax's first TV series "Don't Miss Wax"

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Skinny Hightower

A music producer with a solid background as a multi-instrumentalist jazz musician, Skinny Hightower emerged in 2017 with his self-released label debut Emotions which boasts a number one Billboard single in Taboo. He holds three total top 10 jazz Billboard singles to his name with One Way Street and Sample That following respectively from his follow-up release Retrospect in 2018. As an artist, he has performed at various events and jazz festivals to include the Seabreeze Jazz Festival and Catalina Island Jazztrax Festival. His full-range production style has earned him a reputation as a formidable artist in jazz, but his plans have shifted from that of an artist to a well-rounded and established record producer, evident in his involvement in many parallel projects for other artists.

Phil Scragg

Phil has lectured at K College Tunbridge and has performed at the Albert Hall and Wembley Arena. He has toured internationally with many artists including The Beautiful South, Incantation, Evidence, Joey Negro, Dudu Pukwana, Imelda Staunton, Billy Jenkins, John Etheridge, Carol Grimes and many others. As a recording artist his credits include Robert Plant, Joey Negro, Ester Aweke, Dudu Pukwana, Just East and Sax Appeal. As well as performance and recording Phil also works as a composer/arranger and producer with numerous TV and film credits to his name.

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Kestutis Stanciauskas

Kestutis Stanciauskas organized "Streetdancer" as a quartet in 1973. The fundamental purpose for the ensemble was and is to play original compositions using improvisation and original composition as the foundation for creativity. By 1974 Streetdancer released their first self-titled album on Future Records. This first release gained a four star review in Downbeat

Lee Engele

Lee has been gaining more and more acclaim as a talented and hard-working vocalist in the region. Her recent gigs have included The Dakota, The Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and Hopkins Center for the Arts, as well as many of the local jazz venues. Lee was a participant in the 2008 edition of the prestigious Yale Cabaret Conference, and appeared at the Bloomington Center for the Arts in December 2009 with Debbie Duncan and Bruce Henry in a salute to the 60th anniversary of Birdland. Lee also has worked as Disc Jockey for the past 25 years, and has performed in radio, voice-overs, theater, and with a number of local Big Bands

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Peter Sprague

Born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 11, 1955, Peter Sprague was raised in Colorado until 1963, when his family moved to Del Mar, California. Inspired by his father's love of jazz, he took up the guitar when he was twelve. By the age of fifteen he was devoting all his time and energy to learning music. He studied with San Diego jazz guitarist Bill Coleman, played in his high school stage band, and formed his first group, the Minor Jazz Quartet. Following a year's study at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Sprague studied privately and performed around the San Diego area until 1976. That year found him moving to Boston to study with many notable musicians including Pat Metheny, Madame Chaloff and Albin Czak (a classical guitarist)

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Ryan Elwood

Ryan Elwood is a drummer, producer, and composer. During his career he has performed at venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Gothic Theater as well as at festivals including the Underground Music Showcase and Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. He has also recorded at several studios including Macy Sound Studios and The Keep in Denver, Swingfingers Recording Studio in Fort Collins and United Interests Sound Studios in Boulder. Ryan has been a working drumming since age fifteen, playing styles as varied as pop, rock, country, folk, R&B, blues, jazz, and theater. He spent several years refining his improvisational skills with jazz artists George Keith and Eric Dorn before joining indie-rock group FaceMan

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Jacopo Penzo

Jacopo Penzo is a producer based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Switzerland and raised in Milan, Italy, he lives in the US since 2012. Jacopo has a B.A. in Music Production & Engineering from Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA), and a M.A. in Media Studies and Media Management from The New School (New York, NY). He has produced, recorded, and mixed records for artists throughout different genres, from jazz (Tamara Usatova, Benjamin Furman, Yakir Arbib) to indie rock (Half/Brother, Stone Giant). He has also worked as postproduction sound editor for a broad range of clients, including major studios like HBO, Amazon Studios, and Netflix, as well as independent filmmakers and local businesses.

Scott Martin - Piano

Scott Martin has performed professionally in a wide variety of musical styles and roles. He began his career as a studio musician in New York City working with artists including Carly Simon, Mariah Carey, Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire and Robert Lamm of Chicago.. He co-wrote and produced the title track to the album Magnetic, by Steps Ahead, featuring Dianne Reeves and Michael Brecker. As a jazz pianist, he has played with Mike Stern, Bill Watrous, Miroslav Vitous, Billy Hart, Mike Mainieri, Joe Lovano, Victor Lewis, Javon Jackson, Harry Allen, Ron Miles, Carl Fontana, Pete Condoli, Red Holloway, Hiram Bullock, Tia Fuller, and many others