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Don Barrozo: Bio

I was raised in a musical household. My dad played a wide variety of instruments; trumpet, saxophone, mandolin, ukulele, you name it. He would sit watching television, noodling on one instrument or another. That was the soundtrack of my childhood. My parents bought me a trumpet when I was nine years old. I was fortunate to have had teachers who were really passionate. Their enthusiasm rubbed off on me. I grew up in the culturally remote state of Montana, which can be challenging for a young musician. In my hometown there wasn't much of a live music scene so I immersed myself in recordings. I was always going to record stores with my friends, that's where we hung out. I was into everything, lots of rock and jazz. It was the 70's and I loved the music of Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Tower of Power, the list goes on. The first time I heard trumpeter Clifford Brown I nearly fell out of my chair. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. My musical taste definitely skewed toward jazz for awhile but I never let go of my love for other types of music. In 1987, after earning my music degree from the University of Northern Colorado, I moved to Los Angeles, having been offered a job at a post production company. I bought my first home recording equipment in the mid 80's and began recording experimental music. I burned through a ton of ADAT tapes and got to be pretty good at it. For a time, I found a niche doing music for performance artists in Los Angeles. Since then I've performed with the tribal/dance outfit Shaman's Dream and songstresses Jillian Speer and Jacqueline Fuentes. I recorded with indie artist Jill Sobule and worked with producers Susan Rogers and Gardner Cole. 

Filmography

"The Simpsons", editor 1989-present

"King of the Hill", editor 1997-1999

"The Critic", editor 1994

"The Twisted Adventures of Felix the Cat", editor 1995-1997

"Mission Hill", editor 1999

"Futurama", track reader 1999-2000

"Beavis and Butt-head Do America" (movie), track reader 1996

"Beavis and Butt-head", track reader 1995-1996