My name is John March and for most of my life I have pursued many diverse areas of craftsmanship and expertise, within the realms of Media Production, Music/Guitar, and Audio. I have worked as a Producer and sound engineer/mixer, and AV Technology expert. I have worked in almost every possible media delivery platform: for Film, TV, Radio, Podcasting, Games, Live events, etc… I have also worked for many non-profits and Universities in the contemplative education and Media arenas.
Areas of focus:
1) Guitar for performance, recording and education. 2) Music/sound, (focusing on recording, mixing music and sound for Records, Film and TV as well as Live sound mixing, technology education and mentoring, , 3) Cutting edge Audio and Video technologies and service, (Synclavier, DAW’s, Protools, Finalcut, Sound tech for all forms of media, Post production audio and video for Film and TV, and most recently VR and Haptics design and editorial and workflow methodologies, etc…)
As a Guitarist and Producer/Mixer and teacher I have worked Artists like Michael Jackson and Sting. I have worked as a session musician in LA and NYC. Taught at the Musicians Institute and for Jamplay. Started and Produced the Project “The Zen Blues Quartet featuring:
Mike Finnigan – Hammond B3 Organ, Piano, Vocals, (Jimi hendrix, Taj mahal, Joe Cocker, CSN, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, etc…)
Tim Scott – Bass and Vocals, (Jack Mack, Eric Clapton, Robben Ford, Tower of Power)
Steve Ferrone – Drums, (AWB, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Pat Metheny, Tom petty, etc…)
I have spent the last 40 years working in studios and learning the craft of music and sound.
I enjoy working in multiple areas of expertise as I am passionate about what I do, and I am also insatiably curious. In order to communicate/demonstrate these multi-faceted skills and experience to my associates and clients, I realized that I needed to show these areas separately.
I was recently awarded the BCAA 2017 Pathways to Jazz Foundation Grant to record a 2nd Ted Greene Tribute CD and the Lineup includes Local Colorado singers Robert Johnson and Hazel Miller, Denver Guitarist Mitch Chmara, Los Angeles Session singer Jeff paris, Internationally renowned Jazz Violin Virtuoso Christian Howes, Internationally renowned Jazz Guitarist Andreas Oberg. “This project is funded in part by the Pathways To Jazz grant, a donor advised fund of the Boulder County Arts Alliance”.
This site, “Zenguitarguy.com”, is intended as a “Central Hub” to access and showcase the various skills and services that I offer. It will act as a central information portal and also access to the other two sites, “Guitaroutsidethebox.com“, which will focus on Music education and performance on one side, and “ZenAVguy.com” , which will focus on AV Technology services, media production and collaborative production services, emerging tech, consulting, education and lectures/workshops.
I hope you enjoy exploring and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Recent projects and happenings:
2017 BCAA Pathways to Jazz Grant recipient
Touring Guitarist with International Artist Sari Schorr – Montreal Blues Festival, Mt. Tremblant Blues Festival, Rockport Blues Festival, Ft. Collins Bike and Blues
Boulder Blues Quartet Leader and arranger
Mixed CD and music for Video for Colorado Artist Purple Squirrel
Producer and consultant for Luke Comer, (Arise Music Festival owner), re-mixing the album The Portal
Producer, partner and media consultant with ALOC media, producing video and audio based media content for local business and artists/musicians in Boulder CO.
Links to recent projects in collaboration with ALOC here.
Producer and Media consultant for Naropa University eNaropa online education initiative and the Authentic Leadership Program. Developing curriculum, editing and producing media content, Audio and Video, for online education environment.
Guest Lecturer at Denver University – invited by the department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at University of Colorado Denver to teach MA Post production 2nd year students
AV Technical consultant at NIST, (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Boulder
Haptics editor/Designer, trained at Immersion – Haptics design for 14 short films for the Cannes International Fim Festival, Netflix Luke Cage Trailer, Cadillac Commercial, Silverado Commercial, Lottery, Bose Speakers UK, Bose Headphones UK, Ford F150 and more.
Post Production Supervisor and consultant for ABC TV and Finish Line Post in LA