Category Archives: music

Improv Jam Trailer

Last December I took part in an interesting video shoot; 3 of Seattle’s leading jazz musicians jamming with upcoming blues and rap musicians. We had upwards of NINE cameras running and the shoot was a bit of a free-for-all, not unlike the improvised music. As a musician myself, I found the interaction between the old-school jazz masters and the younger musicians to be quite interesting.

Here is the final project:

Michael Brockman, Clarence Acox and Phil Sparks of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (
Ayron Jones of AJ and the Way (
Turtle T. ( with a special guest star appearance from RA Scion (

The Crew:
Producer/Director: Ron Dawson, Dare Dreamer Media (
Co-Producer/Audio/Camera: Brian Russell, Willow Craft Media (
Camera and Lighting: Stuart Ferrier, Blue Fern Productions (
Camera: Sarah Ferrier, Blue Fern Productions
Camera: David Patterson (
Camera: April Johnson
Audio Mixer: Blaine Rochester

Learn more at
Voices & Visions of Seattle

let there be music

As a former musician, I enjoy producing videos that highlight music. In addition to the Fretboard Journal live music broadcasts, and Seattle Improv Jam video I helped shoot, here  are a few that I have created for Seattle area musicians.

Brendan Wires is a Seattle musician who performs as a solo electric bassist.

A recent video I shot and edited for Seattle band, The Fabulous Roof Shakers.


Boogie Woogie maestro Arthur Migliazza
Performing at the Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle, WA.


Multi-instrumentalist Bob Knetzger ripping it up on a blue grass tune.


Seattle bluesman Kim Field & his Mighty Titans of Tone performing at the Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle, WA.


Dave Hoskins describes his “Cinema Guitar” project


The Fabulous Roof Shakers laying down their brand of rockin’ blues at Third Place Books, Seattle, WA


Taiko drumming group Kaze Daiko performing at Seattle’s 2014 Cherry Blossom Festival.
My apologies for the bad audio, as I had no access to the PA system for clean audio.

Balkanarama performing at the Seattle Center.
My apologies for the bad audio, as I had no access to the PA system for clean audio.


An old video shot at the 2013 Seattle Folk Life Festival. Pardon the lame audio; recorded with my camera’s crappy built-in microphones!

Fretboard Journal live broadcasts

Every now and then I have the pleasure of shooting live broadcasts for the Fretboard Journal Magazine‘s website. Although the broadcasts are produced under less than ideal conditions (tiny room, minimal audio support, available lighting), I thoroughly enjoy being in the presence of so many world class musicians.

Nels Cline & Julian Lage
Nels Cline and Julian Lage prepare for a live broadcast performance and interview.

Past broadcasts I shot include Tommy Emmanuel & John KnowlesRodney Crowell, Blake Mills, John Pizarelli & Bill Frisell, Milk Carton Kids, and most recently Nels Cline & Julian Lage. I have also shot video for Fretboard Journal at the Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival.

Nels Cline & Julian Lage perform
Nels Cline & Julian Lage performing.