NAMM 2020 TECTracks


studioexpresso & Trans Audio Group (booth 14914) Present
Moderators: Brad Lunde of Trans Audio Group and Claris Sayadian-
Dodge of studioexpresso

Producing The New West Coast JAZZ!
at TECTracks, NAMM 2020

California Ballroom A (Level 2)
Hilton Hotel (adjacent to Anaheim convention center)

Saturday, Jan 18
3 pm - 4 pm

(Prior to Tec Awards)

West Coast Jazz albums tell the story of California Cool. This evolving music is going through its third big wave and that's music to Ryan Gosling's (Seb's) ear who played the role of a jazz musician in the film LA LA Land.

We will discuss Award-winning recordings made by musicians who are defining the new sounds coming out of culturally-diverse California today and how the music is woven into the fabric of what you hear on film/TV.

 Early architects of West Coast Jazz Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Henry Mancini, Lalo Schifrin, Chet Baker,
Bud Shank, Clare Fischer, Quincy Jones, Herb Alpert, Herbie Hancock, George Duke paved the way for the next generation.

Meet innovative artists of today and discuss how this unique sound has its fingerprint in Latin, Pop, R&B and Hip Hop. Since the genre relies relatively more on composition and arrangement than on the individually improvised playing, many musicians of this genre are putting their stamp on our generation's beloved pop/R&B arrangements, Hollywood Films and TV - soundtrack to our lives!

According to author of West Coast Jazz, Ted Gioia, "Exciting younger artists with grand ambitions are revitalizing the idiom; a robust support structure, from festivals to conservatories, is providing stability and a future-oriented confidence." The third great wave of West Coast jazz is here!
Kendrick Lamar, Jonathan Pinson (Kamasi Washington), bassist Thundercat, Christian Euman (Jacob Collier), Kris Bowers (Green Book), to name a few.

Join us for an inspiring afternoon at NAMM and recharge for 2020!

Featuring Very Special Guests

Grammy-Emmy Nominated Producer/mixer (Sergio Mendes, Sarah Vaughan, Ivan Lins)
Moogie Canazio profile @ studioexpresso

Singer I Producer I Music Contractor
Laura Dickinson profile @ studioexpresso

Grammy-winning composer/arranger and band leader (Clare Fischer Ensembles,
Prince, D'Angelo, Elvis Costello & The Roots)

Brent Fischer profile @ studioexpresso

Al Schmitt profile @ studioexpresso
24x Grammy-winner Al Schmitt with 1st-ever Hollywood Star for an engineer/mixer (2015)
and New book: For The Record (Amazon)

Program Director at UCLA for the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance, and Grammy-nominated musician who hosts a show on KJAZZ (Thursdays 10pm-12am)
Daniel Seeff profile @ studioexpresso

James Tormé performs at standing room only crowds at the world's top venues as well as being featured as the centerpiece of prestigious jazz festivals across the globe, son of 3X Grammy winner and jazz legend and composer Mel Tormé)

James Tormé profile @ studioexpresso

The Annual TEC Awards will be held the same evening at 7 following these panels


  • Claris Sayadian-Dodge founded in 2000, a production resource for developing artists. Dodge is the publisher and chief editor of studioexpresso's monthly eZine for the recording industry and looks after an Award-winning roster of producers with the affiliated C Artist Management. Past positions include: Management III, PMK, Rogers & Cowan Public Relations, Ocean Way studios, Prairie Sun Recording and studio bau:ton.
    Claris supports Grammy's MusiCare and sits on the board of a Film Foundation dedicated to documentaries on human rights. She has a BA degree in business and continues to create professional networking events to raise awareness and funds for art and music education programs and worthy causes.

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Read Matt Forger Review Of 2013 Sessions at HotZone

Past Events

studioexpresso at TEC Tracks 2019
DNA of The Legend: PRINCE

studioexpresso at TEC Tracks 2018
All Aoubt That Bass

studioexpresso at TEC Tracks 2017
Producing for World Audiences & Cross Over Artists
Mixers On Immersive Environments

studioexpresso at TEC Tracks 2016
Orchestrating A Jazz Session
Releases With Big Buzz

studioexpresso HotZone at NAMM 2015
Production - Studio and Stage, to TV and Film
That Killer Drum Sound

studioexpresso HotZone at NAMM 2014
Studio 2 Stage: Tips from The Top
Music for TV and Film - MD's In The House!

studioexpresso Hot Zone at NAMM 2013
Session Management
Editing and Mixing Secrets

studioexpresso at Mix Open Golf Tournee
Monday, June 25, 2012

studioexpresso Presents The Art Of Producing Masters
A Panel of audio professionals discuss label-friendly production trends
NAMM "Hot Zone" 2012

studioexpresso Presents Rock, Record and Roll!
A Panel of audio professionals discuss label-friendly production trends
NAMM "Hot Zone" 2011

Studioexpresso Hosts Audio Underground 007
Presented by Trans Audio Group & studioexpresso

Studioexpresso Connects With Young Musicians
Presented By The Learning Annex & studioexpresso

An Artful Experience
Expresso@8 With Eddie Kramer
Draws An Experienced Music Crowd

studioexpresso & Music Business Chops
studioexpresso hosts Demo Eval Sessions During MBC 2004

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studioexpresso Media Sponsor at
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studioexpresso & Trans Audio Group Present At HotZone, NAMM 2014
Speakers L-R: Eddie Kramer, Matt Wallace, Rafa Sardina, Niko Bolas