Arrival
OCTOBER 1, 2017 – NOVEMBER 15, 2017
Welcome to the ARRIVAL Page
Here you will find information about the participants of the Arrival and the teachers that will be working with them. Have a sneak peak of the house the participants will be living at and the studio they will be creating in. There will also be scheduling, location and other useful information. Stay tuned and up-to-date!
Teachers
Tim Davis

From six seasons of Fox’s hit series Glee, to Lady Gaga’s 2017 Super Bowl Halftime show, Tim’s work spans the industry in every direction. If you have been to a Disney theme park, played a video game, bought a pop album, seen a tv show, commercial or film in the last 20 years, it’s likely you have heard Tim’s voice, or one of his vocal arrangements, delivered by some of the world’s best singers. Tim is known for his ability to bring out the best in singers of any genre. He has been utilized as a vocal coach for Broadway musicals, artist recordings, and singers on television, and film.

Davix

American Music Producer and Songwriter David Foreman Jr., better known as "Davix", is deemed one of the leading unique music professionals through his drive for perfection, years of experience, cultivating talent, and attention for quality sound which has landed his music into the hands of major movers and shakers within the industry. Through his influential Kansas City born and raised roots, Davix not only grew up playing instruments, singing and dancing in church, choirs, school events and a family band with three brothers but these roots fashioned his work ethic, creativity, and ability to incorporate synergy throughout all his projects. Building off those Kansas City foundations, Davix, at the age of 18, took his passion to Los Angeles and wasted no time breaking into the TV and film industry securing an opportunity producing music for 20th Century Fox Searchlight, Simmons & Lathans, BET, and many more.

Adrian Bradford

Adrian Bradford is a Grammy-nominated, multiple Juno Award-winning producer/mixer/writer, originally from Winnipeg, MB, now residing in Los Angeles. Through his regular work with legendary writer/producer Walter Afanasieff, Adrian has been involved in recent projects from high-profile Adult Contemporary artists including Kenny G, Cher, and Michael Buble (among others).

Aleena Gibson

Aleena Gibson is a Swedish songwriter living in Stockholm. She has worked with Nick Carter, S Club 7, Chenoa, Tata Young, Rouge Jill Johnson and Girls’ Generation. She performed in Melodifestivalen 2003 singing her song “Better Believe It,” and finished 6th in the first semi-finals. Aleena Gibson now sings with Swedish progressive rock band Kaipa.

Dmytro Gordon

Dmytro Gordon is a young visual media and concert music composer, arranger and pianist. After successfully graduating Berklee College of Music with a double-major in Film Scoring and Classical Composition, as well as a minor in Video Game Scoring, Dmytro is currently working as an assistant composer, arranger, and engineer to Walter Afanasieff. Dmytro’s range in music genres stretches from orchestral music all the way to dubstep, with his works being performed by Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston-based ALEA III ensemble, as well as others around the globe.

Guillermo Guzman

Guillermo Guzman has been playing bass professionally in the studio, film, TV, and on stage for over 30 years. He has also been producing records during the last 15 years, for artists such as Justo Almario, Juan Carlos Quintero, Thania Sanz, Richie Gajate Garcia, Machehual, Luis Villegas, Jon Varto, Rogelio Mitchell, Soulpoet and many others. He was part of the house band for "The Tony Orlando Show," for The Paul Rodriguez Show" and "The Gisselle Fernandez Show," with numerous appearances at "The Johnny Carson Show," The Merv Griffin Show," "The Mike Douglas Show," "The Jerry Lewis Telethon" host band in New York five years in a row. He has played or recorded with Aretha Franklin, Billy Preston, Adam Sandler, Rita Moreno, Captain & Tenille, Nelle Carter, Stephen Stills, Felix Cavalieri, Jose Feliciano, Melba Moore, The Beach Boys, The Platters, Chick Corea, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Juliet Prowse, Tolu, Tommy Walker, Chayanne, Ricky Martin, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Alex Acuña, Pete & Sheila Escovedo, Ana Gabriel, Lucho Gatica, Angelica Maria, and many more. He has gone on tour with Tony Orlando, Vikki Carr, Jackson Browne, Strunz & Farah, Justo Almario, Bongologic, Rique Pantoja, Latoya Jackson, Sherman Hemsley, Nelson Ned, Marisela, Joan Sebastian and many more.

Jeff Richman

Jeff Richman is a professional guitarist with a 35 year career in performance guitar, composing, arranging and recording. In addition to his 16 solo releases, Jeff has produced six tribute CD's to Carlos Santana, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck and John Coltrane. Plus, he has appeared on countless tv/film scores and conducts the Fusion Ensemble at Musicians Institute.

Jerry Watts

LA bassist Jerry Watts has been an integral part of the recording scene for quite some time. He sports an amazing resume with tremendous diversity as far as genres are concerned—Andy Summers, Sergio Mendes, Dave Stewart, Mylene Farmer, and the list goes on. His commitment to excellence with the artists he’s working with is unquestioned. Beyond a rigorous performing schedule, he heads up the bass faculty at the Los Angeles Music Academy, has worked on numerous instructional videos, and is a clinician as well.

Jimmy Haslip

Jimmy is actively composing, arranging, producing and performing with Yellowjackets, who will be touring and promoting their newest recording in 2011, their 21st CD entitled "TIMELINE" on the MACK AVENUE recording Label. Yellowjackets, the two time Grammy winners, have been nominated for seventeen Grammy’s. Jimmy was also nominated for an Edison award in 2000. and this year, another Grammy nomination, his 18th for the Jeff Lorber Fusion “NOW IS THE TIME” recording, which he co-produced.

Skip Saylor

Skip Saylor is a multi-platinum record producer and sound engineer. After 26 years as owner of his famed original studio on Larchmont (in Los Angeles) and a second location in North Hollywood, Skip Saylor made bold career decisions in the mid-2000s which brought him back to his original passion as an engineer and producer. Saylor, credited on eight of Billboard’s Top 300 selling records of all time, brought a star studded history to his now thriving studio. Launching his career with gigs on classic projects like Tom Petty’s Damn The Torpedoes (under Jimmy Iovine) and The Wiz (Diana Ross and Michael Jackson), Saylor later engineered for everyone, from classic R&B artists like the Whispers to Mattel Toy commercials. His facility on Larchmont hosted many classic sessions, including Grammy winning k.d. lang’s Ingenue, Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion I & II, Ice Cube’s The Predator, Santana’s Supernatural, Boyz II Men’s II and Foo Fighters’ The Colour and the Shape and many more.

Tyler Gordon

Tyler Gordon is a singer/songwriter out of Nashville, TN. The rootsy, Americana music style that bleeds through his playing is reflective of his mid-west upbringing in a small town surrounded by cornfields.  For what he lacks in a witty charisma, or sharp one-liners to humor a show, Gordon replaces with raw passion and a deep emotional connection to the music.  While his combo playing of the harmonica and guitar are progressive in style, Gordon's raw and raspy vocals are what sets him apart from the herd.  Untrained-- yet developed. Unique-- yet familiar.  Whether it's an intimate acoustic show, or a sold out arena, Gordon is always fighting to break the barrier between listener and performer.  His crowd engagement creates a fun, and somewhat youthful atmosphere--as though you're piled in a car with friends singing along to a blasted radio. Aside from his solo career, Tyler also plays in a few other groups: Bennington, Cantina Fields and Music City Rhythm Revue.

Cathy Segal

Cathy Segal is an American jazz singer. She studied flute, guitar and piano as a child, and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston with flute and arranging composition. Private teaching starting 1985, California State University of Los Angeles 2005 to present, California State University of Long Beach 2000 to 2004, Occidental College 2009 to 2011, Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena 2000 to 2008, South Pasadena High School 2003-2005, Musicians Institute in Hollywood 1992 to 1995 and many other schools delivering master classes. She has worked in recording studios, performing as backup and lead for commercials (such as: Volvo, Coca-Cola, public utilities), airlines (United Airlines), and movies (such as: HBO’s 1999 story of Ayn Rand). Her professional activities have been directed towards performance, composition, and teaching over the last 40 years.

Brandon Sammons

Brandon Sammons is a Producer and Songwriter originally from Kansas City. Brandon left home at a young age to pursue music, ultimately bringing him to Los Angeles in 2007, where he currently resides. Signed to MCA in 2002, as the lead singer of Sunset Black, Brandon spent years touring with other national acts in the music industry.
As a professional music producer, Brandon has a firm grasp on top-lining, songwriting and is extremely gifted in artist development. He has continued to build his career with a steady flux of collaborations with the music industry’s top writers and artists. Brandon is comfortable creating and producing music in a wide variety of genres, while always striving for originality. The scope of his musical virtue is vast and ranges anywhere from Pop, Rock, R&B, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Rap, EDM and Singer Songwriters.
Brandon has recently garnered international attention by writing a hit single for the K-Pop group Girls Generation. Released in August of 2015, the title track ‘You Think’ went #1 on Korean Pop Charts, while the album ‘Lion Heart’ took over the #1 spot on the Billboard World Album Charts.
While Brandon works with a number of up-and-coming artists and writers, he has worked with many Major Label Artist and writers from Adam Lambert, Justin Tranter, Lindsey Stirling, Girls Generation, Breathe Caroline and Sublime With Rome.
His studio is located in the famous Laurel Canyon, Hollywood Hills, where Brandon creates, collaborates, develops artists and expands his knowledge of production, songwriting, and top-lining.
He is currently working with Alex Da Kid (Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors) and developing new artists' projects including, The Blancos, who are managed by Pulse Music Group. Coming in 2018 is an album he co-wrote with a band called "Bad Wolves" on 11/7 Records as well as many more releases to come.

Teachers
Your House
This Year’s House for our Arrivals is located in the heart of Beverly Hills! We chose this location to make this an unforgettable experience.
Your Studio
Los Angeles is home to many recording studios. Paramount, Sound City, Capitol, Henson; some of the biggest names in the music recording industry are here. At ISINA we will create a professional environment for aspiring musicians! Students will get the opportunity to record in some of the most prestigious studios in Los Angeles
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