STS / Ava Mendoza, Episode 4

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/55984665/ w=600&h=338] Guitarist and composer, Ava Mendoza, is an essential member of the SF Bay Area creative music scene. She is part of a breed, comfortable in a wide variety of situations – playing the yearning rock of Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista, note-y guitar sparring with Nels Cline, or performing a live score to a Buster…

STS / Ava Mendoza, Episode 3

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/55832667/ w=600&h=338] Guitarist and composer, Ava Mendoza, is an essential member of the SF Bay Area creative music scene. She is part of a breed, comfortable in a wide variety of situations – playing the yearning rock of Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista, note-y guitar sparring with Nels Cline, or performing a live score to a Buster…

STS / Ava Mendoza, Episode 2

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/55821066/ w=600&h=338] Guitarist and composer, Ava Mendoza, is an essential member of the SF Bay Area creative music scene. She is part of a breed, comfortable in a wide variety of situations –   playing the yearning rock of Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista, note-y guitar sparring with Nels Cline, or performing a live score to a…

STS / Ava Mendoza, Episode 1

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/55750937/ w=600&h=338] Guitarist and composer, Ava Mendoza, is an essential member of the SF Bay Area creative music scene. She is part of a breed, comfortable in a wide variety of situations –   playing the yearning rock of Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista, note-y guitar sparring with Nels Cline, or performing a live score to a…

A Second Round

Real Vocal String Quartet hired me to do another round of publicity and CD art work imagery for their upcoming album titled Four Little Sisters. We knew, going into it, that our work would be the basis for Doug Chayka’s illustration for the CD cover so this time we had a predetermined concept guided and…

Hard Work and Laughter

[youtube=http://youtu.be/C8-LV3hTnFU] More video work has been coming my way and I love it. Martha and Monica, a cello/piano duo hired me to do a trailer about them and the two new works they commissioned from Omid Zoufonoun and Matt Ingalls. They will premiere Omid Zoufonoun’s Sonata for Cello and Piano on Sunday, September 30, 2012,…

Swerving Away From The Middle

One of the perks of having a long term relationship with a client is that, after a doing a few shoots over the years, a certain amount of trust is built up and you can break away from the usual approach and experiment. Scott Amendola is a composer and drummer based in the San Francisco…

STS / The Mattson 2, Episode 5

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/39592462/ w=600&h=338] In this episode Jonathan and and Jared play an acoustic version of ‘Black Rain’ , track no. 2 from their latest album, Feeling Hands. In this series of So To Speak we focus on The Mattson 2, a twin brother guitar and drums jazz duo from San Diego.  Like most young musicians today their…

STS / The Mattson 2, Episode 4

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/39589502/ w=600&h=338] In this episode Jared talks about how they came to playing  Ask  a song released by The Smiths as a single in 1986. In this series of So To Speak we focus on The Mattson 2, a twin brother guitar and drums jazz duo from San Diego.  Like most young musicians today their interests…

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