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Please visit the MJM Blog for info on ongoing projects, new releases, and things that inspire us.

For a complete discography, press links, and video production reel, visit Info.MasonJarMusic.com
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News & Ongoing 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 TheStormisPassingOver.com
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 TheSeaInBetween.com for limited-edition DVDs, digital downloads, & rentals.



Decoration Day, Volumes 1 & 2 - An Annual Compilation EP by Mason Jar Music & Friends
- Produced & recorded each year over Decoration Day Weekend
- Featuring: Flearoy, Emily Elbert, Nick Hakim, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Josh Garrels, and more
- Download from Noisetrade or Bandcamp
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, Billboard.biz, and Spin

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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)


TIME.com
: 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


Paste.com
: 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






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Mason Jar Music is an audio/visual production company and creative collective based in Brooklyn, NY. 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.

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At MJM, we work hard to create organic productions through collaboration. Each of the members of the our team - many of whom live and work together in our Brooklyn-based home, studio, and headquarters - 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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  • bird graphic Andrew Bird
    Tables & Chairs
  • 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
  • The Relatives graphic Relatives
    New Orleans
  • Grinch graphic Flearoy
    You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
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    Widower
  • 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
LIVE SESSIONS
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    Score
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    Original Music
  • New York Is For Lover graphic New York Is For Lovers
    Score
  • Alicia Keys graphic Taste
    Score
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    Score
  • fire Horse graphic Sunday
    Score
  • animalDrill graphic Aarti Party
    Original Music
MUSIC FOR PICTURE
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    Speechless
  • 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
EPK & MUSIC VIDEOS
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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 /
MUSICIAN CONTRACTING
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 or on site at any remote location in the New York City area or beyond. Mixing and mastering at MJM, including projects from outside NY-area. View Studio Gear List. Original orchestrations for strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and voices. Includes recording at MJM studios 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.
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MIXING/PROCESSING
Neve 8816
1176
LA-2A
(2) Vintage DBX 160VU
(2) FMR RNC1773
Behringer Composer
SPX 90
Akai 4000DB 2-Track Tape Machine
PREAMPS
Manley Vox Box
Hamptone HJFP2
Great River MP-2NV
Joe Meek VC1
TrueSystems Precision 8
Apogee Ensemble
Focusrite 428
MONITORING
Mackie HR 824
HearBack headphone system
Mackie BigKnob
Bang & Olufsen Turntable
Yamaha & Mackie PA Systems
Assorted AKG & Sony headphones
PRO TOOLS HD 10
Digidesign 192
(2) Digidesign 96
Apogee Big Ben
Apogee Rosetta 200
Apogee Ensemble
Apple MacPro
UAD-2 Satellite Duo
MOBILE RIG
BLA-Modded Digi 003
Sound Devices 664
Roland Edirol R-44
Zoom H6
MICROPHONES
(3) Vintage Gefell MV692 (w. UM70, M93, & M94 capsules)
Peluso P-12
Peluso 22-47
Peluso P-28
(2) Peluso CEMC-6
(2) Ear Trumpet Labs Edwina
Coles 4038
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

AMPLIFIERS
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
DRUMS / PERCUSSION
Yamaha Stage Custom Adv. Drum Set
Assorted Cymbals, Snare Drums, Hand Drums, Shakers, Tambourines, and Auxiliary Percussion
GUITARS/BASSES
1964 Gretch Country Gentleman
Fender Telecaster & Stratocaster
Gibson Les Paul & SG
Vintage Ibanez AS-200
National Delphi Resonator
Vintage 1960s Harmony Archtop
Vintage 1970s Guild Acoustic
Martin 00-15
Bart Reiter 5-String Banjo
Fender Jazz Bass & Fender P-Bass

KEYBOARDS
1948 Hammond Model M
Wurlitzer 200a
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
PEDALS
Vintage 1980s Tube Screamer
JHS Pulp n' Peel, Superbolt, & Prestige
Strymon Mobius, BlueSky, & Flint
AnalogMan King of Tone & Astro Tone
Keeley Compressor
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
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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.

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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

Zubin Hensler
Electronic Music Producer, Trumpeter

Stefan Weiner
Singer, Songwriter, Arranger, Multi-Instrumentalist

Char Prescott
Cellist, Vocalist

Caley Goins
Administrative Assistant