Pictured (clockwise from top left) are Michael Bradford, Billy Bush, Mr. Bonzai, and Ken Jordan.
Anaheim, CA (January 22, 2014)—Photographer/music journalist (and prosoundnetwork blogger) Mr. Bonzai will host this year’s Producers Panel at NAMM this week, in the H.O.T Zone (Hands On Training) program, on Friday, January 24 at 1:30PM.
Pros on the panel will include Michael Bradford, Billy Bush and Ken Jordan.
Michael Bradford has written, produced and engineered records for Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, Stevie Nicks, Anita Baker, New Radicals and Beth Hart, in addition to creating dozens of orchestral arrangements for records, film and TV. Bradford has worked extensively in film and TV, notably with composer Paul Buckmaster (Murder In Mind, The Maker) Terence Trent D’arby (The Fan), Uncle Kracker (Osmosis Jones, American Pie 2), and Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana). Bradford is the co-writer and producer of Uncle Kracker’s #1 smash “Follow Me”, and the producer of his #1 cover of Dobie Grey’s classic “Drift Away”. He has also co-produced Kid Rock’s triple-platinum LP, The History of Rock, and engineered the New Radicals’ Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too.
Record producer, engineer and mixer Billy Bush is known for his extensive work with multi-platinum rock band Garbage. As a mixer, Bush’s credits include The Naked & Famous’s Passive Me, Aggressive You (Fiction), Snow Patrol’s single “In The End” from Fallen Empires (Polydor), and Neon Trees’ Picture Show, including the single “Everybody Talks” which reached #6 on the Billboard 200.
Ken Jordan is one of the founding members of the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling electronic music duo The Crystal Method. Originally formed in 1993 in Las Vegas, NV, The Crystal Method has been heralded by the Village Voice as “one of the best live dance acts on Earth.” Their platinum-status debut album Vegas (released in 1997) is one of the biggest-selling electronic albums of all time. TCM scored the film London, as well as the themes for TV shows Bones and Third Watch, and were the first act to work with Nike for their running soundtrack series. In his spare time, Jordan serves as a board member of the Electronic Music Alliance (EMA)-a public charity, non-profit organization.
Mr. Bonzai has written over 1,000 articles for magazines in the U.S., Europe and Asia. His photos and stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Mix, EQ, Pro Sound News, Keyboard, Daily Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. He has authored seven books, including Faces of Music (Cengage, 2006) Music Smarts (Berklee Press, 2009) and John Lennon’s Tooth (BookBaby 2012).