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Our mission is to provide serious musicians with the most in-depth, professionally written product reviews of pro-level musical instruments and recording tools, as well as to provide outstanding artist interviews, in-depth tutorials, and an online community for musicians to participate in.What is a “Serious Musician?”
At MusicPlayers.com, we consider serious musicians to be the ones who are:
Who We Are
Scott Kahn, Editor in Chief & CEO, was the co-founder and associate editor of Korg Connection, the first official user group publication for users of Korg musical instruments. During a decade of work in Silicon Valley, CA, Scott wrote professionally for computer industry publications including PC Week Magazine and NewMedia Magazine. Scott is a pro guitar and keyboard player, founder of the progressive rock band, Days Before Tomorrow, and currently with the bands, Beyond Tomorrow, and DreamEternalBliss. He is a producer with many independent CD credits.
Scott is also author of the popular Hal-Leonard book, Modern Guitar Rigs: The Tone Fanatic's Guide to Integrating Amps & Effects, now in its second edition.
Jason Buchwald, Senior Keyboards Editor, is a Phoenix, AZ area professional keyboard player. Besides CD credits for his piano and synth abilities, Jason was the co-founder of the progressive rock band, Days Before Tomorrow, and is also an accomplished vocal arranger for A Capella groups.
Derek Davodowich, Senior Editor, is a professional guitar player, Berklee graduate, and guitar instructor located in New Jersey. He was a member of the prog rock band Days Before Tomorrow and is presently the guitarist for DreamEternalBliss.
Bruce Sokolovic, Guitars Editor, is a professional guitar player and instructor based in New York City. Catch him live with the Def Leppard tribute band, Adrenalize, or with the '80s tribute band, Rock Kandy. Visit brucesokolovic.com for additional info.
James Linton, Recording Editor, is a professional recording/mixing engineer and producer based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the owner of Soundwaves Recording Studio.
Kel Pilshaw, Contributing Editor (Bass), is an in-demand bassist in New Jersey. When not regularly booked with his wedding band, you'll probably finding him playing on various cover band sub gigs, running lights for a show, or mixing front-of-house sound.
John Montalbano, Writer (Bass), is an in-demand session bassist and composer from New York City with numerous CD, television and film credits, as well as a member of the indie rock trio, My World. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tony Grund, Keyboards Editor, is a NY-based electronic musician, producer, and music technology consultant. Besides recording music with bands Echostream and Unicorn Smack, Tony is a partner in the independent label, Force of Change Records, and a recording instructor at the SAE Institute in Manhattan.
Eric Sands, Drums & Percussion Editor, wrote for Korg Connection and years later went on to co-found two popular online drum communities, www.vdrums.com and www.ddrums.com. Both of these sites became leading sources of information and news for serious electronic drummers and percussionists. Eric is an accomplished rock and jazz drummer, keyboard player, and computer engineer.
John Quigley, Guitar Editor, is a professional guitar player and member of the NJ classic rock cover band Side Effects.
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