Serenity Karima's Soul Serenade "Well Worth the Wait"

Congratulations goes out to Serenity Karima for the glowing review and interview of her album, Soul Serenade for Women’s History Month!
The NeoElite website says Soul Serenade is “well worth the wait” and her song Party is “the perfect song to dance like nobody's watching with your best girlfriends.”

The record is produced, engineered and mixed by Bias’ Ken Barnum at Bias Studios in Studio B, using a combination of the best vintage analog and modern gear available.

Check out the article here:

And her album can be streamed on all the major services including Spotify:

All That Matters - Lullabies and Lovesongs receives Parent's Choice Award!

Please join us in congratulating Mae Robertson on her release, All That Matters - Lullabies and Lovesongs, which received a Silver Award in the Parent's Choice Awards from the Parent's Choice Foundation.

The Parent's Choice Foundation was established in 1978 and is the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys.

Along with the award is a glowing review of the album where author says “Robertson is joined by some very skillful and sensitive accompanying musicians.”

All That Matters was co-produced, engineered and mixed by Bob Dawson and mastered by Mike Monseur at Bias Studios.

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Downbeat Magazine features Jason Paul Curtis in Holiday Gift Gide 2017!

Congratulations are in order to Jason Paul Curtis for being featured in Downbeat Magazine's Holiday Gift Guide 2017!  His new album, "These Christmas Days" was tracked and edited by Bob Dawson, Mike Monseur and Ken Barnum, mixed by Ken Barnum and Mike Monseur and mastered by Mike Monseur at Bias Studios in Springfield, VA this year.

The article, which can be found at glowingly says, "If there’s any justice in Santa’s world, Jason Paul Curtis and These Christmas Days (self-released; 34:32 ****) will be appreciated far and wide.  A Sinatra-influenced singer-songwriter based in the Washington, D.C. area, he’s got a real feel for the fun or romantic words he’s crafted for eight tuneful originals.  Complementing Curtis’ pleasant charisma are a Basie-ish big band called Swing Shift and his combo Swinglab".

You can get the new album from Jason's website on 11/24/2017 at

Modern Drummer posts glowing review of Afro Bop Alliance's record

Modern Drummer released its new list of critiques and it includes a very nice writeup of Afro Bop Alliance's new record, Revelation

Modern Drummer's Jeff Potter writes that the "lineup is sonically colossal" and praises drummer Joe McCarthy's grooving, pricise playing.

The record was recorded and mixed at Bias Studios by Bob Dawson and mastered by Mike Monseur.

Check out more at Modern Drummer's website:

2 Newsworthy Artists from Bias!

Congratulations to two of our many talented friends that come through and work with Bias Studios!

Christie Dashiell recorded recently at Bias Studios and is featured in Modern Luxury magazine with a great interview.  Click Here to Read More.

Victor Provost has been receiving an enormous amount of well deserved interest, publicity and credit for his great record, Bright Eyes, which was done here at Bias with the help of engineer Bob Dawson.
To read the latest glowing article, this time from the Washington Post, click here.

Congrats to Christie and Victor!  We're expecting more great things for them! 

Several Bias friends and projects included in City Paper's annual Jazzies “Best Of” list

Washington City Paper has released their annual Jazzies "Best of" list and it features 2 great projects done at Bias Studios!

Mark G. Meadows,  To the People  tied for Best Recording of the year.  This wonderful record was engineered by Bias' Bob Dawson and Mike Monseur.  It was partially mixed by Bob Dawson as well.
Mark was also recognized as Composer of the Year!  Congrats to him!

Victor Provost  was listed as Best Percussionist.  His amazing record, Bright Eyes was engineered at Bias by Bob Dawson.

Congratulations to everyone on this stellar list from Bias Studios!
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Two Bias records featured in DownBeat Magazine's “Editor’s Choice” list!

Bias is happy to announce that DownBeat Magazine included two records recorded, mixed and mastered at Bias Studios in Springfield, VA in their "Editor's Choice" list!



Afro-Bop Alliance Big Band, Revelation

Recorded and Mixed by Bob Dawson
Mastered by Mike Monseur

Saltman Knowles, Almost

Recorded and Mixed by Bob Dawson
Mastered by Mike Monseur

Mark G. Meadows exploding in Jelly's Last Jam at Signature Theatre

Mark G. Meadows recorded and mastered his recent release TO THE PEOPLE at Bias Studios with Bob Dawson and Mike Monseur.  He is now starring in Jelly's Last Jam with rave reviews everywhere - reviews and articles in The Washington Post, The Georgetowner, Dance Magazine, and a live performance on Fox 5 DC.



Luke Brindley In-Studio Concert

On October 30th, we were delighted to host a concert for D.C. based singer-songwriter, Luke Brindley. This well attended show was the first in a continuing series of events we will host.  The audience commented on how much they enjoyed seeing a masterful performance up close in a great sounding and comfortable space.  Thanks, Luke for putting on an outstanding show!

Check out Luke’s music here:

Bob Dawson speaks at AES

We were proud to have Bias Studios’ owner and chief engineer, Bob Dawson, speak at the Audio Engineering Society’s conference in New York City on October 31st. Bob was part of a Modern Big Band recording panel with other industry luminaries including Al Schmitt, Leslie Ann Jones, James Farber, and Jim Anderson.

The question was “How are modern engineers recording the next great masters of the Big Band genre?”  The discussion was fascinating, fast paced and fun with obvious mutual respect among the panelists.  

More info here.