At Pinch Recording we have a great group of in demand session musicians
available to record on any of your tracks. All musicians are professional and
New York City based and have all played, toured and recorded with many of the
top acts in the city and country. Musicians are available for an
additional fee included in your session invoice - no separate arrangements
or payments necessary. Please contact us
for information about rates and additional musicians that are available.
Adam Ahuja is
an NYC-based keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist artist who
draws jazz, rock, funk, electronic, world and hip-hop styles into a fluid
approach. Performing both solo using live-looping and with his own group,
Adam's music highlights textured harmony, an affinity for groove, singing
and rap vocals, and inspired improvisations.
Adam has performed his original music at venues such as The Blue Note Jazz Club
(NYC) and currently also performs as an international-touring keyboardist in Ana
Popovic Band. Adam is a previous member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band,
having jammed the stage with musicians Kenny Wayne Shepard, Jerry Harrison of
Talking Heads, Questlove of The Roots and others. Adam has contributed as a
studio musician to recordings such as Meatloaf's Hang Cool Teddybear (guitar)
produced by Rob Cavallo of Warner Music Group and has collaborated under Musical
Director Dennis 'Doc' Williams of The O'Jays. Adam holds an Artist Endorsement
with Nord Keyboards. Adam is also the foudner of the Ropeadope Records act
The Flowdown and regularly
plays with labelmates Escaper and Kuf Knotz. Adam can
also currently be heard on the road with Monotronic, a new world-electronic
project out of NYC.
Adam's aim is to approach music more and more in the way that one may speak a
language, or watch a river - at ease in it's natural flow. Ultimately, Adam
plays music to inspire a sense of inner joy, in the hope that this joy can
also inspire others in their own lives. Adam also holds a Master's in Public
Policy from University of Konstanz in Germany and Bachelor's in Management from
Bucknell Univesity, and enjoys a good philosophical conversation every now and then.
"Very exciting live, the writing is impressive and the musicians are at a
very high level."
- Bruce Lundvall, President/CEO Blue Note Label Group, in reference to Adam’s
music with "The Flowdown."
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Native New Yorker, saxophonist and composer
Andrew Gould has established himself
as one of the most in demand players on the NYC music scene.
He has performed with James Moody, Benny Golson, Wallace Roney, Jon Faddis, The
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Mambo Legends Orchestra, David Weiss, Ray Vega,
Chuchito Valdes, Ricky Rodriguez and many more. He was a 2013 Thelonious Monk
Saxophone Competition Semi Finalist and has recorded for MTV, Universal Records,
Warner Bros Music, and Capitol Records for world famous artists including Fifth
Harmony, Mac Miller and more. He has also performed live on the Today Show, ABC
News, WBGO Radio, and at Winter Jazzfest, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival,
Bermuda Jazz Festival and the Caramoor Jazz Festival. He has toured extensively
around the world performing all over the U.S.A including Hawaii, as well as
Bermuda, Europe, Asia, and Canada.
A graduate of both Manhattan School of Music and SUNY Purchase, Andrew continues
to teach regularly, giving both private lessons and masterclasses to students
of all levels.
Recent projects include a world premier of Wayne Shorter's "Universe" with the
Wallace Roney Orchestra, horn section work and collaborations with Grammy
winning hip hop producer 88 Keys, worldwide touring and performing with funk/jazz
group Nuf Said - recently featured on an ABC News broadcast, and performing/recording
with pianist Steven Feifke in his Septet and Big Band. Andrew continues to
compose for and perform with his own band the Andrew Gould Group as well as Nuf
Said, both of which plan on recording records in the near future. He endorses
Yanagisawa Saxophones and Silverstein Ligatures.
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Gavi Grodsky is a musician (guitarist/composer/producer) of notable versatility.
He plays regularly in New York City with projects of different styles including
Jazz, Funk, Rock, Pop, Blues, etc. He has toured internationally in Europe
and North America. He has also recorded on numerous albums for various artists
and bands over the years, as well as his own original projects.
Gavi picked up the guitar in his teens and has been playing ever since. He took
the guitar to college, and graduated with a degree in jazz performance from
Florida International University. You could say Gavi is a very down to earth
and relaxed guy who likes to find humor in the most serious of situations...
unless he steps on a dog by accident...that's just not funny.
Throughout his career, he has had the honor to open up for and share the stage
with musicians such as Lenny Kravitz, Bryan Adams, Arturo Sandoval, Robert
Randolph, John Medeski, Chick Corea, Bone Thugs N' Harmony, Billy Cobham, David
Sanborn, and many others.
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attended Berklee College of Music on several scholarships and graduated
in 2009 with a Degree in Performance. He plays regularly in NYC with projects
in various styles; Jazz, Funk, Pop and Rock. Pablo has done International Tours
in North and South America, The Caribbean, Europe and Asia. He is featured
on drums and/or percussion on over 30 albums as a sideman or co-leader, he
appears on DVDs, Film Scores, TV and Radio Jingles.
Pablo is the house drummer and percussionist at Pinch Recording, he is available
for sessions on both drumset and hand percussion (congas, cajon, darbuka, bongos, timbales, etc)
Pablo is endorsed by Dream Cymbals and Gongs.
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comes from a family of musicians and is honored to continue the family
tradition to this day. At age 7, he began playing professionally as a
percussionist with acclaimed folk musicians from Ecuador. Soon thereafter, he
discovered his passion for the bass. As a teen, he received a scholarship to
study in Switzerland at the Zurich University of the Arts, where he earned his
Bachelor of Arts in Music and Pedagogy. He continued his studies in New York
City, where he received his Master of Arts in Music at the Aaron Copland School
of Music at Queens College. Carlos is a multi-instrumentalist who plays electric
bass, acoustic bass, guitar, piano, and percussion. He is an accomplished
soloist, arranger, and composer and has become a highly sought-after performer,
playing alongside renowned musicians in NYC and abroad, due to his feel and
understanding of diverse music styles, Carlos flows between jazz, latin, pop,
gnawa, funk, experimental, and classical music.
He has shared the stage and recordings with the Youth Symphonic Orchestra of
Zurich, Jojo Mayer, Arturo Sandoval, the musical "Saturday Night Fever" in
Germany and Switzerland, Michael Mossman, Pedrito Martinez, Leo Genovese, Gene
Jackson, John Ellis, Don Omar, Carlos Vives, and Mayito Rivera to name a few.
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is a trumpet player and composer living in New York City. An
accomplished and versatile instrumentalist, John maintains a busy performance
schedule as a jazz soloist, as well as an being in-demand lead trumpet player on the
big band and musical theater scenes. His diverse musical talents have afforded him
opportunities to perform and record with artists such as Jon Lithgow, Denzal
Sinclaire, Mac Miller, Marin Mazzie, Josh Groban, Michael Feinstein, Kristin
Chenoweth, and David Hyde Pierce. John also composes and arranges original
music for his own acoustic jazz septet, The John Lake Ensemble. His compositions
and arrangements have been featured by the big bands of New York University,
Ithaca College, Celebrity Cruises, and many more.
Originally from western Ohio, Lake holds a Bachelor of Music from the University
of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music from the
University of Colorado at Boulder. John has continued his academic interests into
his professional career, and has recently written for DownBeat magazine’s
John plays and endorses XO Brass trumpets and flugelhorns.
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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Andrei Matorin spent his early years studying violin and theory in Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. Since he began performing professionally at the age of 15 he has had the pleasure of collaborating with a diverse list of some of music’s most established and influential artists including Paquito D’Rivera, Bob Moses, Christian Scott, Curtis Fuller, among others.
In his young career he has performed and been featured as a soloist at such prestigious institutions and festivals as Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The MoMA and The Litchfield Jazz Festival. While rooted in the classical and jazz traditions, his music is influenced by modern dance and grooves to create infectious new sonic landscapes often using sound effects and loops.
Matorin is quickly making a name for himself as an emerging force in music both as performer and composer.
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Eleanor Dubinsky is a New York
City based vocalist and songwriter.
Trained in classical cello, jazz performance and the Roy Hart Vocal Technique, she has
been performing and recording in NYC and around the world for over fifteen years.
Noted for her "silky, sultry voice" (Peter Johnson KUNC FM 91.5) and international
versatility, Eleanor is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and
can adeptly deliver pop, jazz, folk, soul, French and Latin genres, sing lead
and backing vocals, and can assist with melody and harmonic composition, top-lining,
voice-overs, lyrics and translations.
Eleanor's songs have been featured on MTV, Lifetime and Animal Planet and ads
for American Express. She was voted “Best Up and Coming Francophone Singer in
NYC,” by French Culture Guides. Her song “Wait For You” won the Sennheiser
recording contest at the 2012 ASCAP EXPO. Eleanor performs regularly in the
New York City area at museums, cultural centers and concert halls including
the Guggenheim Museum, Joe’s Pub and Rockwood Music Hall. She also works with
the non-profit organizations Feel The Music! and Arteamor teaching songwriting
and performing for children receiving cancer treatment.
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