White Plains, NY (May 12, 2006)–Mix engineers Mick Guzauski and Vic Florencia, have never met, do not know each other, yet are part of the same management team at Joe D’Ambrosio Management, Inc (JDMI). JDMI oversees the business of 16 clients, but has never had anything like this happen in its short history.
“I don’t know if any management company has ever had two clients win their first major engineering award, both the Juno and the Grammy Award, in the same year,” said JDMI CEO Joe D’Ambrosio. “Both Mick and Vic were the decided ‘darkhorse candidates’ going against the likes of Al Schmitt, Jim Scott and Steve Lillywhite for the Grammy and Randy Staub (Our Lady Peace and Nickelback) and Russell Broom (SHeDaisy, Jann Arden) for the Juno to win their very first “best engineer awards. To say the stars were aligned! Quite a remarkable dual feat!”
Mick Guzauski won the “Best Engineered Album Grammy” for his mixes on Eric Clapton’s Back Home (Warner Bros.) and Vic Florencia won the Recording Engineer Of The Year Juno for his mixes on Esthero’s “Everyday Is A Holiday” and “Melancholy Melody” from her Wikked Lil Grrrls (Reprise/Warner Bros.) release.
Guzauski has been part of nearly 350 million albums sold having mixed Madonna, Eric Clapton, Mariah Carey, Josh Groban, Anastacia, Celine Dion, Ricky Martin, Brian McKnight, Leann Rimes, Michael McDonald, Barbra Streisand and scores of others. While Guzauski is the proud owner of six Latin Grammys, this is his very first Grammy.
Florencia has just mixed three tracks on the Billboard #1 ranked-album, Disney High School Musical, as well as music by Esthero, Hilary Duff, Tom Cochran, Danko Jones and Kinnie Starr. Though Florencia has been nominated twice before for Juno awards, this is also his very first Juno win.
Joe D’Ambrosio Management