All tunes written and produced by: Manasian, Mitchell & Iji Billy Mitchell (Keys, synths and percussion) .... has recorded eight solo projects, several placing high on Billboard's contemporary jazz charts and continues to receive national and international airplay. Born in upstate, New York, Mitchell became involved in music in college, moving to Los Angeles in the early 70s to pursue his career. His band has performed at many international festivals is a mainstay of the west coast music scene. Featured in Clint Eastwood's film 'Bird,' he has received many awards for his continued work with young musicians. A published writer,('The Gigging Musician') he founded The Scholarship Audition Performance Preparatory Academy (SAPPA) and is a leading of music and arts education. Masanori Iji (Electric bass and drum programs) .... Is a native of Tokyo. 'Nori' began studying bass at 15 and performed locally in Japan as a member of the band 'Macc Mix Jr.' which released 'Happily Ever After' (Bandai Music Records -1995). Nori came to the US to continue his music education. With a full schedule as managing director of the Arai Music Netwirk, he juggles his schedule between the southern California recording scene and live performances. Tom Manasian (Recording engineer and trombone) ...a Los Angeles native and a product of LA City College/Cal State LA. As a trombonist toured with the Johnny Mathis Orchestra, Gary Pucket and the Union Gapp, Delaney, Bonnie & Friends. Beside being a touring musician, Manasian has owned and operated Tomsonics Recording Studio for the past twenty years, recording such artist as Latin Jazz great, Bobby Rodriguez, receiving a Grammy nomination for best engineer.
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