Jeff Frez-Albrecht
Studio Manager, Technical, Recording engineer, Digital Editing, Sound design, Voice Overs, Creative assistant to Brian Keane

Jeffrey Frez- Albrecht was hired to install audio wiring when Brian Keane built his initial studio in 1993, and stayed on to become Brian Keane Music's technical chief of staff, a recording engineer, digital editor, sound designer, audio mixer, and principal creative assistant to Brian Keane. Jeff has made important creative contributions to hundreds of award winning films, records, and television programs over the two decades he has worked at Brian Keane Music.

Jeff has done many independent projects in more recent years, as a sound designer, audio engineer, and mixing engineer for independent films, and has recently entered the world of voice acting and narration, working on several films and receiving an Honorable mention at the Los Angeles Film Awards, and a Telly Award for his recent work on "Wild Horses In Winds Of Change".

Jeff currently lives in Canton, Ct. and has been married to Tammy Frez-Albrecht for more than 20 years. They have 3 children, Simon, Faye, and Luca.







Keith Chirgwin
Digital Editing, Sound Design and effects, Dialogue editing, Surround services

Keith Chirgwin has worked for Brian Keane Music for well over two decades beginning as an assistant engineer on the Peabody award winning documentary "The Donner Party" in 1991. He worked his way up as assistant to Ron Bach, to become the principle editor at Brian Keane Music, and one of the core assets of the company's success. Keith also serves as principal sound effects editor, dialogue mixer, and surround specialist, and has often served as engineer, sound designer,  and mixer as well. He has worked on all of the Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and Peabody award winning projects at Brian Keane Music since the early 90's.

In more recent years, while continuing to work with Brian Keane Music, Keith formed his own successful company, Wave View Digital Editing, where Keith has built on his reputation as one of the most trusted names in audio post, working with such notables as Bridget Fonda, James Earl Jones, Ashley Judd, Liev Schrieber, Glen Close, Ben Affleck, and Don Cheadle among others. He continues to be in demand as an editor, and in audio post, and is developing a television series of his own based on the Cape Cod Baseball league.

Keith currently lives in Trumbull, Ct. and is married to Judith Chirgwin, with 2 children Dylan, and Carli.

More Information at: keithchirgwin.com








Jonas Friedman
Sound design, Digital editing, Creative assistant to Brian Keane, Digital media and web site manager.

Jonas Friedman is an innovative music producer, sound designer and composer for feature films, documentaries, major television networks, national events and video games. His credits include projects for Academy and Emmy Award winning directors and producers, and his client list consists of production companies all over the world including the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. As a producer and engineer Jonas has collaborated in some of the most elite recording and production facilities in the world with Grammy and multiple Emmy Award winners along with number one billboard artists.

Brian was very impressed when Jonas first played his music for him as a teenager, and Brian continued to consult with Jonas as he developed his considerable talent. Last year (2012) at the age of 25, Brian hired Jonas to work on "Copper", and continued working with Jonas on various other projects including working with his web company to designing this website. He has become a major asset to the company in a very short time.

Jonas currently lives in Southbury, Ct and is married to Megan Friedman.

More Information at: jonasfriedman.com









Jeffrey Lesser
Music Mixer, Post Production

Jeffrey Lesser first worked with Brian Keane on the 1997 Grammy winning soundtrack "Long Journey Home". Over the years since, Jeffrey has mixed several award winning projects for Brian Keane Music, and is currently the principal mixer, and audio post supervisor for "Copper".

Jeffrey has an extensive history as a record producer and recording engineer which has been enhanced by his many Gold and Platinum certifications and Grammy Awards. His credits include: Barbra Streisand, Lou Reed, The Chieftains, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Sinead O’Conner, Vince Gill, Sting, Diana Krall, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Kool and the Gang, Ry Cooder, Lyle Lovett, Kristin Chenoweth, Loudon Wainwright III, Rupert Holmes, Steven Tyler, The Lord of the Rings (Academy Award and Grammy winner - Best Score), and many others. Jeffrey is a four time Emmy Winning musical director as well. 

Jeffrey currently lives in Cresskill, NJ. and is married to Deborah Lesser. They have two daughters Lucy, and Kelsey, both working in television production, and two grandchildren Milo Jet, and Charlotte.


More Information at: jeffreylesser.com



Ann Marie Pascale
Office manager, files, payments, schedules, correspondence, and assistant to Brian Keane

Ann Marie started working for Brian Keane Music in 1998, when Brian's then wife Susan noticed an ad on the local grocery store bulletin board and suggested that Brian hire her. She had worked as an executive secretary, and was just coming back into the work place after being a devoted homemaker for several years. Within the first few months, Ann Marie found a quarter million dollars in unrecovered royalties, and she has been on the job ever since for well over a decade.

Ann Marie has lived in Monroe, Ct. for decades, and has been married for over 40 years to her highschool beau Martin Pascale. They have two children Marty, and Heather, and two grandchildren, Martin, and Giavanna.

 







Tommy Skarupa
Principal Recording engineer, Digital editing

Tommy Skarupa is an accomplished recording engineer, digital editor, and songwriter with more than two decades of experience working on projects for major record, television, and film companies. He began his career working as an engineer with legendary producer, and hit songwriter Mike Chapman. Tommy's credits include several platinum and Grammy award winning albums, and Emmy winning television shows. He has worked with a wide range of genres and artists, such as Lita Ford, Pete Seeger, and Paul Winter to name a few. Tommy also produces records and won a "Best Song of the Year" award at the Native American
Awards in 2011.

Tommy Skarupa first met Brian Keane as the engineer for cellist David Darling, working on the 1997 Billboard # 1 New Age record "Carols of Christmas", which Brian was producing for Windham Hill. Over the years, Tommy has worked regularly on many Emmy, Peabody, and Oscar winning projects for Brian Keane Music, and is currently the principal recording engineer on "Copper".

Tommy is a life long bachelor and lives in Collinsville, Connecticut.




Don Wallace
Copyist / Sheet Music

Don Wallace was already an accomplished bass player when he met Brian Keane in the mid 1970's when they were both musicians recording for the late Downbeat award winning musician, and legendary jingle writer Don Elliot. Over the years, Don Wallace and Brian played on several projects together as musicians, and Don served as bassist in Brian's band when Brian was a Bluenote recording artist. Don has been the copyist on all of Brian's projects, and Don's musical association with Brian spans three decades now.

Don studied composition with Thomas Schuttenhelm and is a graduate of Hartt school of music. Don is a composer, and has served as an orchestrator for Brian Keane Music and others. As a bassist Don has played often with jazz guitarist Tony Purrone, and continues to play and record as a bassist and tuba player. Don serves as copyist for a number of Connecticut and New York based composers, and his charts have been played from high school brass bands, to the London Symphony Orchestra.

Don is married to Theresa Wallace and lives in Cromwell, Ct.





Ron Bach (Bacchiochi) (1951-1997)

Ron Bacchiochi was a wonder kid in the recording business. His first job as a teenage recording engineer was to record and mix the Harry Chapin hit "Cats in the Cradle", and he followed that with Stevie Wonder's "Talking Book", and Weather Report's "Mysterious Traveler".

Ron and Brian Keane first started working together in the late 70's. Ron mixed some of Brian's duo records with Larry Coryell. Ron was a brilliant engineer, and one of the visionary pioneers of the protools editing system, and became Brian Keane's right hand man for well over a decade as principal recording engineer, editor, and mixer.

Ron shared his great knowledge of the craft with the staff, and provided an amazing sonic advantage to the early record, film and television productions. He was a key part of the success of Brian Keane Music, and a great friend to Brian up until his death from cancer in 1997. We will never forget him.






 

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