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Studio Bios

Lanny Grilly- Owner/Engineer/Percussionist/Video Editor/Sound Designer

Lanny started Logan Square Recording Studio (previously known as Orchestra Hall Studio) as home studio for

personal projects 10 years ago and the business grew to
warrant the move to it's present location in Logan Square. The 
new facility was built with state-of -the-art equipment as he
felt that the incredible talent of our local musicians was underserved 
in this market. "We're just as talented as the artists in New York 
and L.A., but the big studios have abandoned Chicago."

In Lanny's other life, from which he retired this year after 
25+ years, he was responsible for shepherding multi-million 
dollar creative projects for consumer giants such as, Helene Curtis, 
Unilever, Kraft Foods, and Wal-Mart.

With his expertise as a studio drummer, he often adds drum & percussion 
tracks to sessions when clients need to "fatten-up" or fix a track.

Lanny's musical background brings a musician friendly environment 
to the sessions and he provides a comfortable atmosphere that 
encourages the best performances.

Click here for Lanny's  musical  bio on the "Grilly Brothers Quntet" site





Jeff Kier- Owner/Composer/Pianist//Sound Designer

Jeff is currently a jazz pianist and composer for the Grilly Brothers Quintet who perform

In the Chicago area.  He also is a composer/Sound Designer for Theater & Dance ensembles.

Jeff has led his own band – The Jeff Kier Quartet featuring Mike Hershenson.  The group has been featured in many local clubs over the years suchas Oz, Orphans, and The Bulls.  In addition, Jeff is a music director for the Comedy Shrine Improv Troupe who performs regularly in Naperville. Jeff earned his B.A. degree as Liberal Arts Music Major at the University of Illinois.


Click here for Jeff's musical bio on the "Grilly Brothers Sextet" site

Sasha Brusin - Recording Engineer/Mac OS Consultant/Guitarist
Sasha used to co-own Highland Park Recording Studio. 
He received Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
degrees at Tesla Institute in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia as 
well as a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance at Roosevelt 
University in Chicago.  He is highly skilled in Pro Tools and Digital 
Performer and he has expertise in recording a wide range
of genre's such as,  jazz, dance, rock, and ethnic. and 
is available to add or fix guitar or bass tracks to a session
 as he is fluent in most musical styles. He also is co-leader of the
critically acclaimed jazz quartet, "Transport."
Sasha's knowledge and  background are invaluable on any
project and his understanding of computers and the Mac OS is priceless.
Max Grilly -Engineer/Videographer/Video Editor/Voice-overs

Max joined Logan Square Studio full-time earlier this yearafter working part-time for the last 2 years as a video-editor.
Max's background includes studying Film & Video at Columbia
College, Associate of Arts degree: Web-design at Robert Morris
College, and Theater Arts at University of Illinois-Chicago.

He has also performed in numerous productions with  professional
theater companies such as: Dramatists Revolutionary Army, 
The Company Upstairs, played the lead in the
independent film, " Missing The Sunrise," and he recently was in the cast in a
Steppenwolf play, "Lost Land," starring John Malkovich 

Max, with his extensive communication training and public
speaking experience (DJ at WCDV, numerous commercial 
voice-overs) is also available to provide voice-overs to a 
film, video, or dvd project.