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Jason Valesio

Freelance Music Composer & Songwriter

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Location:Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Phone: 2014178853
Website: http://www.jasonvalesio.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jasonvalesio
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JASON VALESIO

**MUSIC CREDITS**

ANIMALIA (2013) - composer; (currently in production)

THE COOKIES FORTUNE (2013) - Independent Film; composed and produced original score

SO LONG (2012) - Independent Film; composed and produced original score
*******Winner for BEST SHORT FILM at 2013 Hoboken Film Festival*******

JASON VALESIO EP (2006) - wrote, recorded, performed, arranged, co-produced with 4 time Grammy award winning producer Neil Dorfsman

**PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE**

FREELANCE COMPOSER, BOSTON, MA, August 2012 - Present

FREELANCE MUSIC PRODUCER, FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ UNITED STATES
Producer/Recording Engineer, Feb 2002 – May 2009

**EDUCATION**

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC, BOSTON, MA UNITED STATES
Bachelor of Music in Film Scoring with a Piano Principle, August 2012
********Deans List********

BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, PARAMUS , NJ UNITED STATES
Associate of Arts in Music, May 2009

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ UNITED STATES
Music Theory Major, May 2002

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES
Animation Major, May 1999

**MUSICAL EXPERIENCE**

• Recording:

- Worked closely with multi-Grammy award winning producer/engineer Neil Dorfsman

- Experience working in top recording studios (The Hit Factory, Avatar Studios, The
Clubhouse, Saint-Claire Recording Studios, Bi-Coastal Music)

- Responsible for overseeing all aspects of recording process for Film Scoring sessions
and Pop/Rock recording sessions; (hiring talent, maintaining budget, managing work
schedules, negotiating Work For Hire agreements)

- Worked closely with well-known, highly respected studio musicians such as:
Duke Levine, Nir-Z,Whynod Jansveld, Billy Jay Stein, Katie Agresta, and
Adrian Holtz.

- Worked with up and coming producer/engineer Zach Mcnees (Bjork, Rob Thomas,
Vampire Weekend)

• Songwriting:

- Collaboration with Billy Jay Stein (Strange Cranium Productions Inc.)

- Collaboration with Adrian Holtz (New York City based singer/songwriter)

- Collaboration with Charlton Pettus (Los Angeles based songwriter)

• Production:

- Produced, engineered, and mixed many projects for various New York/New Jersey
based
singer/songwriters and rock bands.
- Extensive knowledge and experience with all aspects of Vocal Production
- Extensive experience tracking, editing, and mixing Pro Tools based large multi-track
projects in a private, large format, ICON 32 Fader D-Control, 40 channel environment.

**ADDITIONAL SKILLS**

• Musical Skills:

- Piano since the age of 4; classically trained for 10 years; proficient in Rock and Jazz
styles as well.
- Guitar since the age of 14
- Alto saxophone for 6 years
- Composition
- Songwriting
- Orchestration
- Production
- Engineering
- Music Editing (for picture)
- Arranging (styles include: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Hip-Hop, Funk, Reggae, Bossa,
Mambo, Salsa, Samba, Cha-Cha)
- Conducting Experience
- Transcription
- Dictation
- Solfege
- Sight Reading

• Score Preparation Skills:

- Sibelius
- Full scores
- Cue sheets
- Lead sheets
- Transcription

• Computer Skills (DAW's, Virtual Instruments, Plug-ins):

- Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Reason
- Kontakt, Vienna Symphonic Library, Superior Drummer, Symphobia, Stormdrum,
Absynth, LA Scoring Strings, Massive, Reaktor, Omnisphere, Evolve,
Evolve Mutations, Damage, Fab Four, Goliath, Trilian Bass, Voxos, Mojo Horns
- Waves Mercury, Abbey Road Plug-ins, Soundtoys, UAD

• Programming Skills:

- Creating Mock-Ups
- Creating Sampled Instruments
- Sound Design
- Advanced Loop Editing

• Studio Gear (extensive hands-on experience with):

- Avid ICON D-Control Console
- Manley Massive Passive, Manley Vari-Mu Compressor, Manley Voxbox, Neve 1073,
SSL X-Logic Super Analogue Channel, Tube Tech LCA-2B Stereo Compressor/Limiter,
Empirical Labs Distressor, Drawmer DL 241 Duel Compressor/Limiter/Gates
- Focal CMS 40 (monitors), Yamaha NS-10 (monitors), Quested VS3208 (mains)
- Microphones: Manley Gold, Neumann M149, Neumann U87
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Music Composition
Songwriting