I am pleased to announce that my CD, Infinity, has been released. Enjoy!
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Meet My Production Team
Dori Amarilio (Engineer) was born into music. The son of a classically trained violinist and award-winning composer, Dori was exposed to music from day one. He studied guitar at age 9, played professionally at 14, composed music at 16 and was a music director by age 17. Dori studied composition at the Berkley- endorsed School of Music Rimon, the Hollywood Musician’s Institute and the UCLA film scoring program.
Dori Landed in Los Angeles after being hired as a musical director for a
Years in recording studios won him awards and the reputation of a sought after composer producer and highly intuitive score mixer in the Film, TV and Game Industry. His diverse portfolio features projects that range from working with legendary songwriter Mike Stoller on the album Amazon
Due for a Grammy nomination, Dori is currently working on a unique project arranging traditional Brazilian music for a full orchestra. The first cut features world-renowned percussionist Airto Moreira, with Dori conducting the Seattle Symphony. Composing music for picture is Dori’s primary passion. His scores benefit from his diverse musical background and experience, coupled with the expertise of producing soundtracks for film. His music can be heard daily on several major network TV shows.
Michael Farrell (Piano and Prouducer) debuted his first feature film score, Hell Baby, at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival with Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!). Since then, he has composed the original music for Comedy Central’s hit late night show, @Midnight, starring Chris Hardwick. Other composing credits include: Blunt Talk on Starz starring Patrick Stewart, Netflix’ Wet Hot American Summer, and the documentary Kelly’s Hollywood, including a collaboration with Australian Sony recording artist Lenka. As a songwriter, he has written with groundbreaking indie rock legend Morrissey for his album Ringleader of the Tormentors. Other songwriting partners include Grammy winner and soul artist Macy Gray (with will.i.am producing), and Australian star Ben Lee. Michael toured with Morrissey from 2004-2008 and worked on a number of his recording projects, including the platinum You Are The Quarry, Ringleader of the Tormentors, Swords, and Live at Earl’s Court. In 2015, Michael joined the house band playing keyboards and trumpet for the Emmy-award winning NBC hit Hollywood Game Night. He also completed a 2015 tour as keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist for the multi-platinum Canadian artist Sarah MacLachlan. He has toured as a multi-instrumentalist for Alanis Morissette, Macy Gray (musical director), Richie Sambora, Vanessa Carlton, Daniel Powter, Rita Wilson, V.V. Brown (musical director), and Mariah Carey. In recent years, Michael has worked as an associate musical director for NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Fox’s American Idol and The X Factor, and ABC’s Dance War. His duties included onscreen performing, arranging, and recording and production of live tracks as well as coaching contestants. Other recording or live clients include Anastacia, Five For Fighting, Thompson Square, Patti LaBelle, Ennio Morricone, 311, Jewel, Vanessa Hudgens, David Hasselhoff, and the Radio City Rockettes.
Tim Emmons (Bass) is an active freelance musician in Los Angeles California and a veteran of over two hundred and eighty film and television scores including Jurassic World, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Star Trek; Into Darkness, Mission Impossible 3 and 4, Super 8, Cars 2. John Carter, Up, Star Trek XI, X and Star Trek Into Darkness, The Tale of Desperaux, Lost, Battlestar Gallactica, Ratouille, The Simpsons, 2010 Winter Olympics, Family Guy, The Incredibles, Collateral Damage, The Negotiator, The Day After Tomorrow, Miss Congeniality, Something’s Gotta Give,The Wedding Planner, and the Muppet Family Christmas.
He has played in the pit and on stage for dozens of major theatrical productions including Curtains, Swing, Candide, Swan Lake, and Ragtime. Tim also developed the role of “Uncle Chester”, the Beatnik bass player, in five different productions of “Forever Plaid”. Gamers can hear him on the low end of the soundtracks of Fall of Liberty, Splinter Cell, Halo, Call of Duty, Jumper, Assassin’s Creed II, Advent Rising and Bioshock 2.
An eclectic musician, Tim has played Contrabass on recordings for Stevie Wonder and Beyonce, Barbara Streisand, Josh Groban, Justin Timberlake, Michael Buble, Kenny G, Andrea Boccelli, young opera phenomenon Jackie Evancho and “Popera” artists Katherine Jenkins and Paul Potts as well as pop singers Rufus Wainright, Brandy, John Tesh, Celine Dion and Toni Braxton.
Tim has performed live with a diverse array of artists including Jazz vocalists Natalie Cole and Cheryl Bentyne of the Manhattan Transfer, Jazz guitar virtuosos Joe Pass and Herb Ellis, R&B pioneers Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry, master Jazz saxophonists Art Pepper, and Eddie Harris, Motown artists Mary Wells and Martha Reeves, Swing-Era staples Lionel Hampton and the Glenn Miller orchestra, British Invasion stalwarts Ian Whitcomb and Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, Musical Theater diva Liza Minelli, Blues maven Linda Hopkins, Disco queen Donna Summer, Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney, Broadway icons Carol Channing, Shirley Jones Theodore Bickel and John Raitt, Rock veteran Rod Stewart, Harlem Renaissance dance titans The Nicolas Brothers as well as scat-singing innovator Cab Calloway.
Tim is also a dedicated music educator and is on the faculty of Occidental College in Los Angeles where he conducted, and arranged for, the Jazz Ensemble for 18 seasons. He still teaches Electric Bass Guitar and Double Bass at OXY. In 2010 he was hired to teach undergraduate college level Theory and Counterpoint at Musician’s Institute Hollywood.
He also wrote the curriculum for his “Odd Meter Basslines” class at M.I. Tim is further involved in education as an adjunct faculty member at Colorado Mesa University, the University of Redlands, where he is also principal bass with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra. He is an adjunct faculty member at Cal State University Los Angeles, Azusa Pacific University, Occidental College and Pasadena City College.
Tim is the author of “Odd Meter Bass”, a book/CD Bass method published by Alfred Music. He is co-author, along with Fred Sokolow, of “Fretboard Roadmaps published by Hal Leonard Music. He is a contributor to “The Funkmasters; The Rhythm Sections of James Brown” and has written numerous articles for Bass Player magazine.
Tom Zygmont (Drums and Percussion) I am an experienced, freelance, drummer-percussionist, working in LA for more than 20 years. Recording/performance credits include Chuck Mangione, Johnny Mathis, Shirley Jones, Maureen McGovern, Karen Black, Hirth Martinez, Don Randi. I have a Masters of Music, (Percussion Performance), and am comfortable playing drum set, Latin perc, timp, and mallets, in any situation or genre. I was Head of the Percussion Department at the Eubanks Conservatory of Music for 17 years.
I believe that in playing the different percussion instruments, one finds that they influence each other, as does involvement with different forms of music. As a musician, this allows a more colorful palette for expression and feeling.