This site is about my life as a career artist, musician and guitar player.
I have spent the last 45 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.
My Media production site for Video and Audio services: ZenAVguy
Recent LINKS: A recent 2 hour Video Chat with Jazz singer Cathy Segal-Garcia –The Chat/Hang
My YouTube Channel – The ZenGuitarGuy
Recent and Current Projects:
Featured Columnist for Jazz Guitar Today Magazine
Developed and Produced the Project “The Zen Blues Quartet” The Band/project info:
Mike Finnigan – Hammond B3 Organ, Piano, Vocals – (Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Sam Moore, Crosby Stills and Nash, Dave Mason, Buddy Guy, The Manhattan Transfer, Taj Mahal, Michael McDonald, Maria Muldaur, Peter Frampton, Cher, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Tower of Power, Rod Stewart, David Coverdale, Tracy Chapman, 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 – (Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Duran Duran, Stevie Nicks, Christine Mcvey, Rick James, Slash, Chaka Khan, Bee Gees, Aerosmith, Al Jarreau, Mick Jagger, Pat Matheny, Jonathan Butler, Brian May, Anita Baker, George Benson, Cyndi Lauper, Bryan Ferry, Peter Frampton, Whitney Houston, Freddie King, Marcus Miller, Steve Winwood, Paul Simon, Jaco Pastorius.)… John March – Guitar/Producer/Arranger/Mixer
A few Live YouTube Videos of the band here.
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.)
Co-sponsor for the 2022 Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival with Peter Henriksen and Henriksen Amplifiers.
Producer, editor, sound designer and mixer for Henriksen Amplifiers “Artists and their amplifiers” video series
2021 Colorado Creative Industries Grant recipient
Video editing, music/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.
Co-sponsor for the 2019 Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival with Peter Henriksen and Henriksen Amplifiers.
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.
I hope you enjoy exploring and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!
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
Studio History and technical training for audio, Music and Post:
Session Guitar work and touring musician, and also trained as an audio engineer/producer for Music and Post.
The Record Plant NYC – NYC- Synclavier programmer and operator for Hans Tobeason, training with Kooster McCallister audio engineering and mixing. Digital audio Synclavier-based post-production facility. Sound design and music for Nickelodeon Cable’s “Eureeka’s Castle” (1989 ACE Award for children’s programming). Sound design and engineering for independent films and music projects.
Planet Sound Studios NYC – NYC -Synclavier programmer and operator for Bruce Nazarian and Gnome Productions, audio engineering and mixing. Music and Sound design and audio post production. Assistant engineer and Synclavier operator music, sound design and TV and film post production services.
The Complex – Los Angeles – Synclavier programmer and audio engineer for Bruce Nazarian and Gnome productions. Post Production, sound design and audio services for Film and TV. Sound Editor for Dinosaurs”, a Disney-produced network show running on ABC TV. sound editorial and mixing services on many animated TV shows, including Sonic The Hedgehog.
EFX – Los Angeles -Freelance Synclavier sound designer for animated series and TV.
The Enterprise – 1991 – Los Angeles – Freelance Synclavier sound designer for animated series and TV and music production
Soundworks West – Los Angeles – Gnome productions, Synclavier Post production services, Sound Editor on “Gettysburg” for Ted Turner one of the first feature films to make extensive use of Digital Mix-to-Picture, a new technique where sound effects, Foley and dialog/ADR were played back live on the dub stage from digital devices, instead of from pre-recorded mag film. Golden Globe Nomination for Sound Design feature film.
Westlake Audio Studio E – Los Angeles – Freelance Synclavier sound designer for animated series and TV and music production and focused on music production for Michael Jackson and the dangerous Tour.
Magnolia Studios – Burbank – Synclavier owner and operator at the largest Synclavier Audio and post production facility in the world. Music and post production for TV, film and video games, as well as music for production for clients by Sting and DreamWorks.
The Interactive Audio Group -Toluca Lake – Owner and Producer for music and post production services for TV, Film and new media Games.
JM Media Services LLC – Boulder Colorado and Vigo Spain – Owner and Producer for music and post production services for TV, Film and new media Games.
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