Jeff Gross has build an impressive resume by writing music for Baywatch,
MTV's Road Rules and Real World programs, FOX, CNN and has worked
as a percussionist for many different artists including the likes
of Gary Wright (of "Dreamweaver" fame) and MTV's on-air
talent and musical director Jon Ernst (The X Show, Singled Out,
VH1's Behind the Music, Beat the Geeks).
grew up in a household where dad sang and played every instrument
but the harp, my uncle played guitar, piano and sang, and my brother
is a guitarist/singer/music therapist, so there were plenty of musical
instruments around the house in New York," says producer, engineer
and writer, Jeff Gross. "I started out playing piano but got
the itch to play drums in high school."
Jeff discovered electronic music after moving to California to attend
the Dick Grove School of Music. While working on a degree in audio
engineering, he started playing percussion with the Los Angeles
based Naked to the World. From there he ended up doing sessions
and sharing the stage with artists that included Bela Fleck, the
Flecktones, Carly Simon, Dwight Yoakam, Lowen and Navarro, Al Stewart
and Peter White, and Craig Chaquico.
include: EG Daily ("The Rug Rats", the voice of Babe the
Pig), Doug Ingo (Iron Butterfly), Carl Varhiem (Supertramp's 1st
call guitarist in L.A.) Mike Neely (Frank Zappa), Matty Spindel
(Grammy winning engineer for Santana's "Supernatural"),
Don Huffington (Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams), Philip Bynoe (Steve
Vai), Kevin Ricard (Stevie Wonder), Jean Micheal (Toto), Ardeshir
Farah (Strunz and Farah), Garrison Star , Johnny Spine Shank (Spine
Shank). Jeff also produced and engineered two "live" records
for Mickey Champion, a 78 year-old blues singer who has worked with
with Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Nat King Cole. These are
her first recordings since the 1960's.
144 is Jeff's
studio, located in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley and it offers
a wide range of services for music and film production including:
recording, mixing, light mastering, editing, post, voice-over, foley,
and much more. The core of 144's recording setup consists of Cubase,
Logic, Nuendo and soon ProTools HD, 6 Alesis ADAT XTs with a Mackie
Digital 8 Bus and a pair of HR824 monitors.
Credits: Grammy winner Matty Spindel and Jeff Gross have
finished work on Rick Springfield's new record The Day After Yesterday
which hits stores nationwide 7-12-05. With Matty engineering and
Jeff playing percussion, programming, loops, and sounds, this trip-down-memory-lane
cover record will surely take you back. Loaded with great songs,
Rick has an active promotion schedule including Larry King (7/2),
Soap Talk (7/11) - taped performance, Good Morning America (7/12)
- live performance, and Regis & Kelly (7/13) - live performance.
Jeff produced Jamestowne, a local L.A. band with a strong buzz.
Other projects include the third Spanish Guitar recording from Yussi
(Ricky Martin's guitarist), and the film "Pool Hall Junkies,"
that stars Chazz Palmintieri, Christopher Walken, and Rod Steiger.
"My Best Friend," the latest release from L.A. based singer/songwriter
Roger Len Smith, a.k.a. RAJ. "My Best Friend" also features
Rami Jaffee and Ben Peeler (Wallflowers), Victor Bisetti (Los Lobos),
and former Grant Lee Buffalo drummer, Joey Peters, among others.
"Poolhall Junkies" now in theatres, on DVD and Cable -
The movie features original music by Jeff Gross. Recently Jeff wriote
music including the theme song for the film PoolHall Junkies staring
Chazz Palmintieri, Christopher Walken, and Rod Steiger. Latest Projects
- Stereo Suite, Aseop Lied, Scared of Girls. Jeff has also partnered
with Grammy winner Matty Spindel to form Red Road Music, a production
company to develope and produce new talent. Currently in the studio
producing Nadine Zahr with Matty Spindel.
Jeff just did
2 track for a 16 year old girl who just signed on to be the next
spokes person for MILK. He also has been working with Bob Saget
on music for his new movie and some music for the Pepper Dennis
L-R: Tracking for RAJ's "My
Best Friend" with Rami Jaffee (Wallflowers); Jeff and Mickey
Junkies" now in theatres, on DVD and Cable - The movie features
original music by Jeff Gross.
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