New York, NY (September 5, 2017)—The METAlliance founding directors will track and mix jazz singer/songwriter Kat Edmonson at New York’s Avatar Studios during "In Session with the Guys" on October 21 and 22.
"In Session with The Guys" attendees will participate and interact with the METAlliance founders in live recording and mixing sessions with Edmonson. The METAlliance offers an opportunity to learn techniques with the founders of the METAlliance. Every attendee will participate in four sessions, each designed to provide different experiences in the recording process and led by the founding members. Space is very limited.
Session One, in Studio A, will involve Al Schmitt and Ed Cherney tracking Kat Edmonson and her band. In Session Two, in Studio G, Elliot Scheiner will record group vocals. During Session Three, in Studio C, Chuck Ainlay will track the band. Session Four, in Studio B, will feature an "in-the-box" home studio set up and recording and mixing with Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg.
"I've worked with Kat on a few of her recordings. She is an amazing singer and songwriter and a lot of fun in the studio. A total professional," says Grammy-winning engineer Al Schmitt, who mixed Edmonson's first album. "We'll be recording tracks for her new album, so this is a unique chance to see a true artist making great music in the studio."
Edmonson recently performed in Woody Allen's film set in the 1930s, Café Society, and is highlighted on the official soundtrack, performing her version of "Mountain Greenery." Her most recent record, The Big Picture, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, #1 on Contemporary Jazz Chart and #2 on the Total Jazz Chart. The album was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Mitchell Froom in his Los Angeles studio.