In the latest installment of the Bonzai Beat, Mr. Bonzai chats with Ari Herstand. Herstand is the CEO and Founder of Ari’s Take, an Amazon best-selling author, podcast host, music advocate, and accomplished musician. Listen in as Mr. Bonzai and Herstand talk about Herstand’s career, the latest release of his book, and his online school, Ari’s Take Academy.
The Bonzai Beat presents author, composer, songwriter, editor-in-chief of Berklee Press, and instructor Johnathan Feist. Feist connects with Mr. Bonzai from the studio of his historic home to discuss his foray into education, music notation, and his role at Berklee Online.
In the latest episode of the Bonzai Beat, Mr. Bonzai speaks with engineer, musician, producer, and songwriter James Saez as they talk about Saez’s path from a student at Berklee of College Music to his professional work in television and film.
Larry Klein is a GRAMMY® award-winning producer, musician, songwriter, and label executive known for his work on albums with Joni Mitchell and Herbie Hancock.
In the latest edition of the Bonzai Beat, Mr. Bonzai speaks with Stewart Copeland, famed percussionist, and co-founder of The Police.
In this edition of the Bonzai Beat, GRAMMY® award-winning singer and songwriter Lisa Loeb sat down with Mr. Bonzai to discuss her foray into writing and performing children’s music, her love of summer camp, iconic eyewear, and answered what it means to be a songwriter.
In this episode of Bonzai Beat, Mr. Bonzai chats with audio engineer and record producer Ed Stasium. During their conversation they discuss how Stasium got his start, his days playing with the band, Brandywine, and his prolific career as a recording engineer.
Mr. Bonzai sits down with Kat Edmonson, an award-winning songwriter, and singer with an equal foothold in cabaret, jazz, and vintage cosmopolitanism pop. The New York Times describes her music as “fresh as a spring bouquet” while NPR says, “Hearing Edmonson makes it virtually impossible to do anything but stop and listen.”
Arranger, composer, musician, and record producer Mitchell Froom sits down with Mr. Bonzai from his studio to talk about his catalog of work and the upcoming tour with Crowded House.
“Weird Al” Yankovic’s lengthy resume lists singer, rapper, songwriter, musician, producer, satirist, and actor but perhaps he is best known for his humorous parody songs by contemporary musical acts, often poking fun of pop culture. Yankovic chats with Mr.
Los Angeles audio engineer Shannon Deane specializes in editing, mixing, and sound design for film, television, web, and more. Deane sits down in her studio and chats with Mr. Bonzai about her work as a dialogue designer and the gear she uses in her craft.
Music and recording industry figure, Mr. Bonzai, sits down with guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer Steve Vai.