This site is about my life as a career artist, musician and guitar player.
I have spent the last 40 years working in studios, touring and teaching, and learning the craft of music and sound. Music, for me, is about connection. The world today is divided in so many ways, and music so often bridges those cultural and political divides through a common language of creativity and collaboration. Music connects us in a way no other Art form can because it is a language that transcends the mundane world and speaks of something larger and more important. That is my aspiration, to find deeper ways to connect and always move towards what is really important: Collaboration, communication, community and a deeper Life.
Recent LINKS: A recent 2 hour Video Chat with Jazz singer Cathy Segal-Garcia –The Chat/Hang
Recent and Current Projects:
Adjunct professor at University of Colorado Denver teaching Recording Arts and Sound Design for Media.
Produced and Mixed a CD and multiple music videos and short films for Colorado Pianist and Composer Bob Schlesinger, featuring Jazz Guitarist Mike Stern on Guitar and Eddie Gomez on Bass, https://bobschlesingerjazz.com/. (Currently mixing and Producing a 2nd CD project with Bob and Mike.)
Producer, editor, sound designer and mixer for Henriksen Amplifiers “Artists and their amplifiers” video series
2021 Colorado Creative Industries Grant recipient
Guitarist for Denver artist Robert Johnson’s new CD project
Video editing, music and sound design for the Youtube channel Sailing La Vagabonde reaching over 3 million viewers
Original Music and sound design for the short Film “Rutter’s Dairy Campaign” documentary.
Developed and Produced the Project “The Zen Blues Quartet” The Band/project info:
Mike Finnigan – Hammond B3 Organ, Piano, Vocals – (Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Joe Cocker, CSN, Bonnie Raitt) Jeff Young – (B3 Sting, Steely Dan, jackson Brown) Tim Scott – Bass and Vocals – (TOP, Eric Clapton, Robben Ford, George Benson) Steve Ferrone – Drums – (Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Pat Metheny, Chaka Khan, AWB) John March – Guitar/Producer/Mixer
A few Live YouTube Videos of the band here.
Session musician in LA and NYC for more than 40 years.
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 – Featuring Robert Johnson
Produced/Developed a Jazz Concert series featuring the top Jazz musicians of Colorado. Jazz at The Wesley. Featuring local artists like Hazel Miller and Robert Johnson. Every month features a different artist and a different theme to explore. Jazz at The Wesley
I hope you enjoy exploring and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
My Media production site for Video and Audio services: ZenAVguy
Over the last 2 years I have written, produced, edited and mixed almost 40 short form documentaries for the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and many Colorado musicians/artists and small businesses. Click the link below for a playlist of these films:
YouTube Playlist of Colorado music films and documentaries
- I have taught online for Jamplay.com and Sonora Guitar Intensive.
- Adjunct Faculty/Guest Lecturer at Denver University – for department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies at University of Colorado Denver to teach MA Post production, Sound Design and Music Business related skills for undergraduate and Graduate programs.
- Faculty at The Musicians institute in Los Angeles teaching Guitar and Recording techniques for Guitar, also initiated and developed the Meditation for Musicians Program
- Guest lecturer at the University of Asheville
- Adjunct lecturer and Meditation instructor/host at Naropa University
- Teacher and host/facilitator for weekly international Ted Greene “Book Club” – Ted Greene “Book Club” Video playlist
Thanks for Visiting!