For a complete discography, press links, and video production reel, visit

Past Projects:

The Storm is Passing Over - A Hurricane Sandy Benefit Album by Mason Jar Music & Friends
- Featuring: Abigail Washburn & Béla Fleck, Rosanne Cash, Aoife O'Donovan (w. Noam Pikelny & Paul Kowert), Lucius, Tift Merritt, Michael Daves, and more
- Donate & Download at

Decoration Day, Volumes 1, 2, & 3 - An Annual Cover EP by Mason Jar Music & Friends
- Produced & recorded each year over Memorial Day Weekend
- Featuring: Keenan O'Meara, M. Lui, Daniel & Jaime Woods, Harvey Eyeballs, Michaela Anne, Flearoy, Twain, Emily Elbert, Nick Hakim, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, and Josh Garrels
- Download from Noisetrade or Bandcamp
The Sea In Between: The Sights & Sounds of Mayne Island - Featuring Josh Garrels
- Music documentary with Josh Garrels filmed on location in Mayne Island, BC.
- Visit for limited-edition DVDs, digital downloads, & rentals.

Mason Jar Music & Feist

Radio City Music Hall - May 5th, 2012
- Photos and Videos on the MJM Blog

Crypt Concert for "Metals" Release - October 3rd, 2011
- Footage premiered on CNN
- Photos and Reviews at: Brooklyn Vegan, Pitchfork, Billboard,, and Spin


Press for MJM:

NPR All Songs Considered Blog
: First Watch - Abigail Washburn - "Nobody's Fault But Mine"

Fast Company
: MJM Named 6th Most Innovative Music Company of 2012

NPR Weekend Edition
: Turning Abandoned Buildings Into Recording Studios (Radio & Web)
: Can Music Collectives Fill the Gap Between Labels and DIY?

NBC New York
: Mason Jar Music - Bootstrapped Together

Fast Company/Co.Create
: A Creative Movement Grows In Brooklyn: Mason Jar Brings the Art Back to Music
: Song Premiere: Mason Jar Music & Friends - "Don't Let Me Down"

The Huffington Post
: Brooklyn's Scrappiest Music Producers Leave The City: From Brooklyn Warehouses To The Great Outdoors

The Village Voice
: Q&A with MJM Co-Founders Dan Knobler & Jon Seale

Sonic Scoop
: Mason Jar Music, The Brooklyn Creative Collective & Residential Studio

The Washington Post
: For These Music Video Sites, All the World’s a Concert Stage


Mason Jar Music is an audio/visual production company and creative collective based in Nashville and New York. We aim to combine the 21st century's affordable digital tools with tried-and-true analog philosophies and skilled craftsmanship to create high-quality audio and video products for a wide range of clients.


At MJM, we work hard to create organic productions through collaboration. Each of the members of the our team are multi-talented creative professionals skilled in a diversity of crafts and styles. We can take on almost any type of audio & video project: record production, engineering & mixing, film scoring, original music for picture, music videos, and live concert recording/filming. We believe foremost in assembling a roomful of talented individuals and working together to create and capture a singular musical moment.

Though sales of recorded music are down, people are consuming more content than ever before. Large commercial studios are a dying breed, and a new paradigm must replace them. Technology has made it easier and more affordable for the average consumer to produce and distribute his or her own music, and to some that means the death of the producer, the engineer, and the art of recording. We disagree. To us it means that the power structure has changed; the control is in the hands of the content creators. Now, more than ever people need trained professionals, with distinct style and a passion for creating all types of music in any format, to bring their projects to fruition.

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  • thile-meyer graphic Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer
    Why Only One?
  • bird graphic Andrew Bird
    Tables & Chairs
  • mando oranage graphic Mandolin Orange
    Hey Adam
  • a few honest words graphic Ben Sollee
    A Few Honest Words
  •  the national graphic Abigail Washburn
    Nobody's Fault But Mine
  • the Relatives, Luckiest Man Wood Brothers
    Luckiest Man
  • LG graphic Laura Gibson
    Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed
  • Medeski John Medeski
    Luz Marina
  • town hall baby graphic Jerry Douglas
    FreshGrass Presents...
  • town hall baby graphic Town Hall
    Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby
  • slip away graphic Josh Garrels
    Slip Away
  •  the flearoy graphic Flearoy
    Say My Name
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    New Orleans
  • Grinch graphic Flearoy
    You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
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  • Char graphic Char Prescott
    Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata, 3rd movement
  • feist, bad Feist
    The Bad In Each Other
  • cheesebarn graphic Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, and Jordan Tice
    Grandpa's Cheesebarn
  • More Perfect Union graphic More Perfect Union
  • alabama graphic Portraits in Creativity
  • shell trailer graphic Shell Rotella: Unsung
    Original Music
  • clic graphic Cook Like An Iron Chef
    Original Music
  • New York Is For Lover graphic New York Is For Lovers
  • Alicia Keys graphic Taste
  • animalDrill graphic Animal Drill
  • fire Horse graphic Sunday
  • animalDrill graphic Aarti Party
    Original Music
  • Alicia Keys graphic Alicia Keys
  • Medeski EPK John Medeski
    A Different Time EPK
  • Good Boy Town Hall
    Good Boy - Music Video
  • freshgrass EPK Freshgrass @ MASS MoCA
    2013 EPK
  • Flearoy EPK Flearoy
    Wake The Town EPK
  • Lucius SPO Lucius
    Wayfaring Stranger - Music Video
  • Weiss EPK Rachel Ann Weiss
    Dear Love EPK


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Mason Jar Music Presents is a video concert series inspired by the peacefulness and tranquility of the old buildings that continue to dot New York City's 21st-century landscape. These productions put performances in unique settings & spaces with original arrangements that inspire great performances and breathe new life into each song.

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Record production Engineering /
Mixing / Mastering
Orchestration /
Production, arranging, recording, mixing, and mastering for LP's, EP's or singles of virtually any genre including rock, pop, classical, jazz, folk, soul, hip hop, and electronica. Tracking & overdubbing at MJM Studios in Nashville or New York or on site at any remote location. Mixing and mastering in Nashville or New York - remote sessions welcome. View Studio Gear List. Original orchestrations for strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and voices. Can include recording at MJM or a remote location and access to our database of session musicians.
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MUSIC For Picture MUSIC Videos Live event Recording / Filming
Composition and recording of original music for film and television including orchestral scores, theme songs, and background music spanning a wide range of genres. Full production of conceptual narrative-based music videos and staged performances. Audio and video recordings of concerts and other live performances, interviews and B-roll for EPKs and promotional documentaries.
Gear List
Neve 8816
(2) Vintage DBX 160VU
TubeTech CL2A
API 5500 EQ
8 Channels Vintage Trident EQ
Akai 4000DB 2-Track Tape Machine
Manley Vox Box
Hamptone HJFP2
Great River MP-2NV
Joe Meek VC1
TrueSystems Precision 8
Focusrite 428
Mackie HR 824
HearBack headphone system
Mackie BigKnob
Bang & Olufsen Turntable
Yamaha & Mackie PA Systems
Assorted AKG & Sony headphones
Digidesign 192
(2) Digidesign 96
Apogee Big Ben
Apogee Rosetta 200
Apple MacPro
UAD-2 Satellite Duo & Quad
Crane Song HEDD 192
API 5500 EQ
Prism Sound MLA-2
Sound Devices 664
BLA-Modded Digi 003
Roland Edirol R-44
Zoom H6
(3) Vintage Gefell MV692 (w. UM70, (2) M93, & (2) M94 capsules)
AEA r84
Peluso P-12
Peluso 22-47
Peluso P-28
(2) Peluso CEMC-6
(2) Ear Trumpet Labs Edwina
Coles 4038
Vintage Beyerdynamic M260DX
Cascade Fathead
Neumann TLM 103
(2) AKG 414
(4) AKG 451
(3) Shure SM57
Shure SM7
(4) Sennheiser 421
(3) Sennheiser e604
(3) Sennheiser EW122 Wireless Systems
Vintage Akai M8
Electro-Voice RE-20
Blue Baby Bottle

1967 Blackface Fender Pro Reverb
1960s Marshall JTM 45 Head
Late 1940s Tweed Fender Champion
1960s Danelectro Centurion
Mesa Boogie Lone Star
Mesa Boogie Trem-o-Verb Head
Fender Blues Jr.
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe
Vintage Califone
Leslie 147
Aguilar AG500sc
Vintage RCA Classroom Speaker
Danelectro Honeytone
Yamaha Stage Custom Adv. Drum Set
Assorted Cymbals, Snare Drums, Hand Drums, Shakers, Tambourines, and Auxiliary Percussion
1964 Gretch Country Gentleman
Fender Telecaster & Stratocaster
Gibson Les Paul & SG
Vintage Ibanez AS-200
1974 Martin D-28
1964 Gibson Dove
National Delphi Resonator
Vintage Harmony Archtop
1960s Danelectro Convertible
Vintage Silvertone Jupiter
Danelectro Baritone
Bart Reiter 5-String Banjo
Fender Jazz Bass & Fender P-Bass
Rickenbacker Bass
1948 Hammond Model M
Wurlitzer 140
Rhodes Stage 73
Upright Piano
Deagan Vibraharp 512
Juno 6
Nord Electro 4d
Nord Modular G2
Casiotone 401
Casio SK-1
Yamaha DX-7
Harmonium, Accordion, and Glockenspiel
Vintage 1980s Tube Screamer
JHS Pulp n' Peel, Superbolt, & Prestige
Strymon Mobius, BlueSky, & Flint
AnalogMan King of Tone & Astro Tone
Keeley Fuzzhead
RC Booster
ZVex Box of Rock
Vox Wah & CryBaby Wah
Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, Mini Q, Micro Synth, POG, HOG
Line 6 Echo Park
Hughes & Kettner Rotosphere
Korg Kaoss Pad

We are available for collaboration. Please get in touch with us for any project consultations, general inquiries, or just to say hello. We look forward to working with you.


Dan Knobler
Co-Founder, Producer, Engineer / Mixer, Guitarist, Multi-Instrumentalist

Jon Seale
Co-Founder, Producer, Engineer / Mixer, Vocalist, Multi-Instrumentalist

Andrew Ellis
Director, Cinematographer, Director of Photography

Matt Porter
Director, Editor, Pianist / Organist

Sasha Arutyunova
Photographer and Camera Operator

Jason Burger
Producer, Drummer, Percussionist

Zack Rosen
Acoustic and Electric Bassist

Gabriel Gall
Arranger, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist

Russell Durham
Violinist, Mandolinist, Arranger, Composer

Jacob Blumberg
Producer, Engineer / Mixer / Mastering Engineer, Multi-Instrumentalist

Ian Davis
Arranger, Composer, Multi-Instrumenalist

Kris Nolte
Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Pianist

Jas Walton
Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Flutist, Composer, Arranger

Jake Sherman
Organist, Pianist, Keyboardist

Jon Kasbe
Director, Cinematographer, Editor

Stefan Weiner
Singer, Songwriter, Arranger, Multi-Instrumentalist

Char Prescott
Cellist, Vocalist

Maggie Rogers
Administrative Assistant