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World-class artists performed on SAJJAD's debut album "Where I Belong". The artists were carefully selected by SAJJAD to add signature personalities to his songs. They boast impressive accomplishments and are recognized as one of the best at the instruments they play. Together these musicians complete the album with a wide range of sounds and beautiful performances.

John Jamieson
John Jamieson
John Jamieson has worked in the music industry for over 20 years as musician, composer, arranger, producer and engineer. He has first hand knowledge of playing keyboards live on stage with a wide range of genres such as the John Cougar tribute band "Rumbleseat" touring for many years.

For stage, he has composed and arranged complete pieces as well as performed with classical orchestras on piano. John has been asked by many clients from hard rock to children's performers to play with them at various live events over the years.

John and his wife, Cyndi Richards, have performed on live TV and in clubs doing their original songs under the name - StoryScores.

John formed bands and continued pursuing his music. His education at "The Royal Conservatory of Music" led him to a teacher's degree.

All of his strengths as a musician are mirrored in his devotion to all aspects of the process. They are interdependent when creating the best result, for each and every client at Soundhouse Studio.

Please visit his website at www.soundhousestudio.com


Cyndi Richards
Cyndi Richards
Soundhouse Studio calls upon Cyndi's professional voice-over experience when contracted for various work such as: animation soundtracks, corporate themes and web stings. She is represented by one of the top voice agencies, Foster Talent, located in Toronto.

Clients also frequently hire Cyndi as lead and/or background vocalist both for session work and live performances at venues from Molson Amphitheatre to TV shows.

Other creative projects that Cyndi is involved in range from authoring and illustrating her book "For the Child in all of us", as well as narrating it with her mother, Billie Mae Richards. (She is the famous voice of Rudolph in the TV classic "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" plus The Care Bears Movie and numerous other voices during her decades in the business).

The musical inspiration that has led Cyndi into singing and lyric writing under the name "StoryScores" probably came from her father, Bill Richards. He was a well-known and respected professional jazz violinist in Canada on radio, stage, TV and session work for many artists such as Anne Murray.

Please visit her website at www.soundhousestudio.com


Deborah Quigley
Deborah Quigley
Deborah Quigley is a fixture of the traditional Irish music scene in Toronto. Quigley began playing the tin whistle at the age of 13, and in 1989 she took up the art of Uilleann piping under the guidance of the legendary Chris Langan. She is also a founding member of the annual Toronto-based Chris Langan Traditional Music Weekend and has taught workshops on both the Uilleann pipes and tin whistle throughout North America.


Donné Roberts
Donné Roberts
Donné Roberts is a successful musician, composer, arranger and bandleader. He quickly established a reputation in Toronto's thriving world-music community. In 2003 he was invited to be part of African Guitar Summit conceived by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation producer Todd Fraracci African Guitar Summit would go on to win the 2004 Juno Award Canada's highest distinction for Best World Music Album; and the band received the honor of performing at the Live 8 concert at Park Place in Barrie Ontario. African Guitar Summit II was released to critical acclaim in September of 2006 Amongst this supremely-talented collective, it is Roberts who is seen by many knowledgeable listeners as having the greatest potential appeal amongst the widest range of audiences, outside the African and world-music scenes.

Please visit his website at www.donneroberts.com


Johannes Linstead
Johannes Linstead
From being named Canada's "Guitarist of the Year", to winning four "Best Album" awards, to four top-ten Billboard charting albums, to top-ten radio airplay, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarist/composers in the Instrumental and World Music genres. On stage and on his recordings, Johannes lets loose a fiesta of Spanish guitar magic!

MISTICO, Johannes' new release, explores the many nuances of the Spanish guitar. From the traditional to the contemporary, from the passionate to the fiery, this masterpiece is a culmination of all his years as a guitarist. Known equally for his beautiful melodies and for his lightning-fast guitar work, multi-award winning composer Johannes Linstead, joins with musicians from around the world; such as Spain, Cuba, Greece, Iran, and Venezuela to make this album a rare gem amongst the Latin guitar genre. MISTICO has reached the #1 postion on eMusic.com's World Music and Jazz/Blues charts.

Please visit his website at www.johanneslinstead.com


Kevin Fox
Kevin Fox
Halifax native Kevin Fox is a revered multi-instrumentalist, sought-after arranger/composer and recording artist, and has been dubbed Canada's most ubiquitous side-man'.

After spending three years composing arrangements for the likes of Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries) and Kathleen Edwards, recording with artists as diverse as Raine Maida and Celine Dion, and touring extensively with musicians ranging from Chantal Kreviazuk to Tom Cochrane, Kevin Fox moved from side-stage back into the spotlight with the release of his debut album COME ALIVE. Kevin immediately followed up with the much-anticipated release of SONGS FOR CELLO AND VOICE. Kevin combines his signature instrument, which he skillfully bows, plucks, taps and loops, with his charismatic voice, to create a lush and captivating musical tapestry of cello-driven folk/pop.

Please visit his website at www.kevinfox.ca


Lenore King
Growing up playing both fiddle and classical violin, Lenore King brings classical virtuosity and stylistic versatility to a host of different musical endeavors. Lenore has been living in Southern Ontario since the mid-1990s and since then has regularly performed and recorded with blues, country, Indie-rock and Broadway show bands. Lenore's sound can also be heard on a number of Canadian television and independent film scores.


Mac Mehew
Mac Mehew
Toronto born cellist Mac Mehew, did not pick up a cello until the age of 12, but has made up for that with dedication and great interest in his instrument. At a young age of 17, Mac has already accumulated years of orchestral experience performing with multiple youth orchestras in the GTA. Mac produced a solo album in 2006, displaying his wide repertoire, recording pieces ranging from Bach's solo cello suites to covers of well known Metallica tracks. Mac is continuing to gain experience in the studio and in the concert hall, and hopes to have a long and successful future in music ahead of him.


Michael Massaro
Michael Massaro
International Saxophonist Michael Massaro is a musician, composer and producer based in Toronto, Canada.

His proficiency as a live performer has made him one of Canada's most in-demand musicians, having appeared with Little Anthony, The Crystals, the Five Kingsmen and Percy Sledge. In previous years, Massaro performed with Frozen Ghost,The Spoons and appeared on the 1987 JUNO AWARDS with Errol Starr. In addition to these, he appeared in music videos for Johnny Lovesin and Liberty Silver in 1986 as well as on the Much Music " Special Ticket " with the Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1987. Michael's music has also been selected in several motion pictures. To date Michael has released 3 albums as an independent recording artists all of which were highly received by critics around the world and were played across international radio waves.

Visit his website at www.mikemassaro.com


Ron Allen
Ron Allen
Ron Allen (Ashtar) is a master of several world woodwind instruments including Bansuri, Ney, Shakuhachi, Daduk, Saxophone and others.

With over 50 CD's (including as his alias Tomas Walker), he is regarded as a most original Composer, producer and performer in North America. He is also the Artistic Director of the Association of Sound Healing Technologies and Research. For the movie "The Passion of the Christ" by Mel Gibson, Ron produced, composed and performed exclusively the music for the apex of the film as Christ dies on the Cross". He has recorded music for several other Hollywood movies including "Nacho Libre" starring Jack Black.

Please visit his website at www.myspace.com/ronallmusic


Ron Korb
Ron Korb
One of the most highly respected flautists in the world, Ron Korb has traveled the globe for years collecting and studying world flutes. He has over thirty critically acclaimed solo releases in twenty countries on various record labels. The musical territory he has explored on his recording is very broad and includes Chinese, Japanese, Celtic, Latin, indigenous, jazz, classical, and rock.

Ron has composed gold and double platinum selling songs for Asian superstars such as Alan Tam, Stephanie Lai, Yvonne Lau, Roman Tam, and Patricia Chan. He has also guested on recordings and performed with many renowned artists such as Olivia Newton John, Liona Boyd, Mychael Danna, Dadawa, Renaissance, Cesária Évora, Jim McCarty, Jane Siberry, Michael Jones, Tara MacLean, Satellite Lovers and The Yardbirds. Ron's talents have been employed in dozens of major film and television scores. He has played on many Gemini, Genie and Festival de Cannes award-winning projects and even Oscar nominated films by directors such as Ang Lee, Atom Egoyan, Istvan Szabo and John Woo.

While recording at Real World Studios in England in 1999, Ron met Peter Gabriel who put him in touch with Cambodian flute player and Human Rights Activist, Arn Chorn Pond. Ron traveled with Arn to Phnom Penh to start a project that now has become a program called "Cambodian Living Arts" and is designed to resurrect and preserve traditional music by both teaching and creating a musical archive.

Please visit his website at www.ronkorb.com


Tony Carlucci
Tony Carlucci
Tony Carlucci is a Canadian composer and producer. Tony has been on the music scene in Toronto as a trumpeter and flugelhornist for over 30 years. As a top session player he has backed such notable artists such as Corey Hart, The spoons, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Frozen Ghost, Alfie Zappacosta, The Lincolns, The Drifters, Don Rickles, Canadian Idol either live and or in the studio. Tony has also been an active composer and producer in TV/Film writing the themes for Spectacular Spas, Porthole TV shows, both currently airing on the Discover Channel around the world.

Please visit his website at www.myspace.com/tonycarlucci


Xiaoqiu Lin
Xiaoqiu Lin
Xiaoqiu Lin holds a Bachelor of Arts of Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She was a student of several famous Erhu players and one of the few well-chosen students of he legendary Erhu Performances Master Huifen Min.

She received first prize at the Lu Chen Spring Concert Competition and became a busy soloist in 1986. Employed for 20 years by Shanghai Folk Philharmonic Orchestra, she earned a Senior Professional Erhu certificate. She performed with the orchestra many times in Vienna's Grand Golden Hall, Germany, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.

She participated in many concerts playing Erhu solo as special guest of Autumn Zheng Concert and 9th Anniversary Gala Concert by Oversea Chinese Music Society. Recently she was highly acclaimed by Rogers TV. She performed together with Canadian flautist Rob Korb on television broadcast of the 2008 Toronto Chinese Spring Festival Gala. Xiaoqiu has also performed for foreign heads of state such as ex-chairman Zheming Jiang and former US President George Bush.