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Guitar & Producer
Producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist J.J. Blair hails from
Chicago, where he spent his teen years playing guitar in blues annd reggae clubs. He has engineered and produced albums with some legendary artists. Of note, in 1999, he produced, engineered and mixed June Carter Cash’s Grammy winning album, Press On. He also engineered on Rod Stewart’s
Great American Songbook albums, volumes 1 through 3; the latter of which won a Grammy, and hit #1 on the Billboard album charts. Other artists J.J. has worked with include Weezer, P. Diddy, Ryan Adams, Jason Falkner, David Cassidy, Stephen Bishop, Nikka Costa, Vonda Sheppard, Johnny Cash, George Benson, Unwriten Law, Kelly Clarkson, Melissa Etheridge, Smokey Robinson, Vintage Trouble and many more.
Chris Golden was raised in Eugene OR where he began playing bass at
age 10. He later attended Berklee College of Music in Boston MA
where he studied Jazz Composition and received a Bachelors Degree in
Performance on both electric and upright bass. Chris now lives in the Los Angeles area where he has recorded and performed with many notable artists including Rod Stewart, Carly Simon, Mick Fleetwood, Black Eyed Peas, Xzibit, Kenny G, Art Garfunkel, Engelbert Humperdinck, Greg Manning, and Brian Auger.Additionally, Chris continues to compose, produce, perform and record for many independent music and film projects as well as for T.V. and radio. He currently tours internationally with Engelbert Humperdinck and leads his own acoustic and electric jazz quartets.
JIMMY PAXSON JR:
Jimmy Paxson Jr. is an American drummer. He has played in a jazz trio with Stanley Clarke and Mike Garson and toured with Giorgia. He has also toured with Idina Menzel and Stevie Nicks.
Matt Rohde is a Los Angeles-based keyboardist, Musical Director, Arranger and Composer. He has toured and/or recorded with a long list of famous artists in a wide variety of musical styles, including Jane’s Addiction, Christina Aguilera, Alanis Morrissette and Prince. Matt was also an Associate Music Director on Fox’s American Idol for ten years and is currently an arranger for The Voice on NBC.