A Musician’s Life

My interest in music started early. I wasn’t offered piano lessons or encouraged to learn to play an instrument by my parents or through programs at school. But I did spend hours sitting in front of [...]

Happy Birthday!

Albert Lee is celebrating his 70th birthday today. That’s certainly a great reason to celebrate and wish him well on a major milestone in life. It’s not often that a musician develops and defines a unique [...]

Benchmark Founder Allen Burdick Remembered

While I was attending the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest over the past weekend, I learned that Allen Burdick, the founder and former principal designer at Benchmark passed away on the 27th of September. My condolences go [...]

Eric Lowen: Remembering

Eight years ago, I recorded the folk duo Lowen & Navarro for a “Collectors Edition” double DVD release on AIX Records. I knew Dan Navarro through an entrepreneurs group but it was other mutual friendships that [...]

Pianist Paul Smith Dies at Age 91

Paul Smith, jazz pianist and accompanist to Ella Fitzgerald on some her most beloved recordings, passed away on June 29th in a Southern California hospital of a heart attack after a career in music that spanned [...]

John Siau: Benchmark Audio Guru

John Siau is one of the principals and Director Of Engineering at Benchmark Media, makers of both professional and consumer audio equipment. He has almost 40 years of experience designing high-end analog and digital circuits for [...]