*********Congratulations to Dan Penn and the late James Carr for "The Dark End of the Street" making it into the 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame!  I had the pleasure of mixing the James' Carr  cd, "Soul Survivor"  some years ago for Producer/label owner, Quinton Claunch.  Tremendous talents!


​​​​​Just returned from 2 days of setting up and recording the Sam Houston State University Jazz Ensemble with the incomparable Dr. Aric  Schneller (we transformed their beautiful concert hall into a multitrack recording studio!).  We recorded big band music for examples accompanying a new jazz text book written by Jose Diaz. The students played great, Jose was terrific, the pizza was delish, and a good time was had by all!  Can't say enough good things about Dr. Joe Patrick and his crew in the GPAC. He knows his "stuff" and really makes my job MUCH easier.  Will keep you posted on the release info.......................... DJ

Wednesday, Feb.10, 8pm , Lila Cockrell Theater I will be working with Dr. Joe Patrick mixing in concert the Sam Houston State University Jazz Ensemble with  Aric Schneller directing.  Special guests : Bill Watrous and Allen Vizzutti.  This will not be a concert to miss!!

+++To all of my New Orleans friends! I will be in New Orleans April 26, 2016 participating on a panel about Allen Toussaint at the Grammy Recording Summit.  Hope to see you there!+++

++Congratulations to my percussion student, Matthew Chen, for making the Texas 2016 All-State band! ++ - January 2016

Currently in production with Gabe and Heather Munoz, Andrew Burchfield, and the wonderfully talented young men and women with Burchfield Ministries  as we record the new DC2016 praise and worship cd.  I believe this is my 11th project with these folks!  This is one of the highlights of my year!...................DJ

Apr 26 2016 - 1:00pm - 8:30pm CDT

GRAMMY Pro Studio Summit

The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter and the Producers & Engineers Wing will present aGRAMMY Pro Studio Summit at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The summit will feature a Keynote Conversation with Beatles recording engineer and GRAMMY winner Geoff Emerick. GRAMMY winner Elliot Scheiner will serve as our Honorary Studio Summit Chair. We will host a panel discussion, Demystifying Mastering with presenting sponsor Izotope and a panel exploring the Studio Magic of Allen Toussaint, members of his studio production team. We'll also have product demonstrations from a variety of gear manufacturers and a crawfish boil/closing reception.

1 p.m. - Doors, registration, visit manufacturer demos
1:45 p.m. - Opening remarks - Elliot Scheiner, honorary event chair
2 p.m. - Keynote Conversation with Geoff Emerick, interviewed by Maureen Droney
3:45 p.m. - Demystifying Mastering presented by Izotope, featuring Eric Boulanger, Michael Romanowski, Jonathan Wyner and Chris Bell
5:15 p.m. - The Studio Magic of Allen Toussaint with Leo Nocentelli, Gary Brown,Roberta Grace, Danny Jones and Reginald Toussaint
6:30 p.m. - Closing remarks - Elliot Scheiner, honorary event chair
6:40 p.m. - Reception and crawfish boil sponsored by ELS Studio Premium Audio

For more information, contact the Reid Wick at 310.998.2644 or reid.wick@grammy.com.Type your paragraph here.

Katy Jazz Festival - April 29-30, 2016

TMEA Convention - San Antonio - Feb. 10-13, 2016

​The Yellowjackets  are among the many artists scheduled to perform.

​​​​Putting the final mixing touches on the new Johnny Gragg Project, "Memphis Over Ground".  Musicians include the late, greats Joe Sample and Barrie Lee Hall, Kirk Whalum, Chuck Rainey, Andre Hayward, Martin Langford, Jim Brady, Cloris Grimes, Skip Nallia, Nick Sample, Al Campbell, Victor Delagarza, Bobby Lyle, Mark Simmons, Brennan Nase, George Coward, Danny Jones, and the guitar-meister, Johnny Gragg.  More info about the release as it unfolds..........................DJ 

​Discovery Camp - Spring 2016 - update

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - March 1-20, 2016

Sam Houston State University Jazz Ensemble Recording Session - January 2016

Johnny Gragg Project - January 2016