John Scherf is a recording engineer, writer, and producer with more than twenty five years of experience in everything from live mixing for radio broadcast to award-winning audiophile recordings on SuperAudio CD. His work has been recognized nationally with more than 40 awards – including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Gold Award for Technical Achievement, the coveted Robert F. Kennedy Award for Journalism, and nominations for the Grammy Award.
John has recorded in studios and remote locations that range from Carnegie Hall to the minefields of Cambodia. He now bases his work in his own production studio in the hills west of River Falls, Wisconsin. His work as an album producer and recording engineer has included a wide variety of jazz, classical, and world music projects. Along the way he has recorded artists including: Gerry Mulligan, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Billy Taylor, Joe Pass, Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Bill Crofoot, Pete Seeger, Trevor Pinnock and the English Consort, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The King’s Singers, The Swingle Singers, James Earl Jones, and Bobby McFerrin.
John has produced, written, and provided technical direction for radio and television and has recently begun to publish his own compositions for commercial and film works, as well as a curious and highly effective investigation into the effects of music combined with motion on the troubled mind. (thinkingmoves.com)