JAMMAN Wins at MADRID International Film Festival!

11 Jul


James A Manno wins Best Music In Film at the Madrid International Film Festival today for “Lords Of BSV”! Congratulations to Film Maker, Director and Producer Maria Soccor and the rest of the cast and crew for their dedication and excellent work on this 4 year project!

In addition, Maria was awarded Best Director of a Documentary.


Nominated for “Best Music In Film” at Madrid International Film Festival 2015

25 Apr


Maria Soccor’s film “Lords of BSV”, which I scored at JAMMAN back in January 2015,  has been on the road at various film festivals this year.

It started in Seattle, WA at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival in April, is making its way to Visionfest (http://visionfest.com) in Tribeca, NYC this May and will jump across the Atlantic this July for the Madrid International Film Festival 2015.

The film was nominated for best documentary at Madrid International Film Festival, Maria was nominated for Best Director of a Documentary,  Barry was nominated for Best Editor of a Documentary and I was nominated for Best Music in Film. http://www.madridinternationalfilmfestival.com/best-music-in-film-2015/

Great team work!

“Lords Of BSV” on tour at Film Festivals

11 Apr

In January I scored Maria Soccor’s film “Lords of BSV”. The film tour, here’s the schedule:

1) Riverside, California, Thursday, April 9, 2015, @ Riverside Riverside International Film Festival

2) Seattle, Washington,  April 11-19, 2015, @ Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

3) New York City, New York, May 16th, 2015, @ Visionfest, http://www.visionfest.com/film_festival/films/2015/

Hoping to see you at one of the events!

The Hazmats back at JAMMAN

16 Feb

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Still together after all these years, the “band of brother-like” Hazmats return to JAMMAN to record a new promo demo.
This time with an additional front female sing Kelley who belted out a gripping rendition of No Doubt’s hit song “Just A Girl”.
It was good to have the guys back in the studio and meet Kelley as we grinded through a FULL day+ of tracking.
On to the mix…..

Film scoring Lords of BSV with Maria Soccor

2 Jan

Working diligently scoring “Lords of BSV” film for Producer/Director Maria Soccor.
Check out the trailer at http://vimeo.com/109958092.

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Maria Soccor

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays…

24 Dec

Seasons Greetings!

Sincere wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous and healthy 2015!

Warm regards,

James @ JAMMAN


Peter Biedermann, Solo Guitarist

13 Oct


Recording Peter Biedermann’s solo guitar album, he just arrived from Arizona.
Car is packed with 4 guitars, fender deluxe, pedal boards, PA system and lunch left overs.
He’s using his newest PRS acoustic for the afternoon session.
Tonight is all electric…