Making bespoke, organic, non-GMO music for the community. I'm a songwriter, mixing/mastering/recording engineer, vocalist, and guitarist specializing in acoustic, folk, and other roots music.
The craft of song is my passion. I work in many different genres of music, but folk and its offshoots are the closest to my heart.
As a songwriter and composer, I can help you by composing vocal harmonies, string arrangements, co-writing a song, or even offering a full-fledged piece. I have studied music composition with several teachers, writing choral and instrumental works. I love a thought-provoking lyric and a melody that effortlessly carries it.
As an engineer and producer, I love the sound of classic records. As the late Richard Swift said, many love the sound of Dylan's "John Wesley Harding," but few are willing to record that way. I'm much more interested in vibe than perfection. My sensibilities as a songwriter and music theorist influence my work as an engineer.
As a performer, I studied classically at Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, sang in choral and jazz groups, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. I have also studied jazz guitar privately. I currently gig in the LA area as a band leader and lead singer, accompanying others as a rhythm/lead guitarist, and in my own project as a folk singer-songwriter.
I love to see others' projects come to life. Let me have the joy of working with you and seeing your vision realized.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Arend Lee Jessurun
Arend was an absolute doll to work with.. I'm not the conventional type of musician understanding music theory and Arend was there with a humble heart and helpful spirit to guide me along the way.. he showed me several different versions and his knowledge of chord structure and his domain of folk singer/songwriter is just beautiful and professional. I loved working with him and I'd do it all over again.. a beautiful experience that brought my song to life.
Arend helped me record a demo of an acoustic ballad a while back. With a chord sheet & 2 run-thru’s, he played & recorded the guitar parts (1-2takes? Impressive) & had me sing over it. Recording can sometimes take forever if you’re working with the wrong people, but it only took 2 hours to nail the demo from scratch.
He later sent me the completed version. The sound was incredible. He managed to make my manly voice sound feminine with his great mixing. And have you heard his song “Wishful Thinking”? The sound speaks for itself: Arend is your go-to acoustic guy. Seriously.