Jon posted about his outstanding achievement in the Happy Thanksgiving thread and I want to post it in its own thread so it gets the attention it deserves.
The award Jon (aka Jon Magnificent) received is ORCHESTRAL COMPOSER OF THE YEAR at the 18th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards on November 20th. He was also nominated (1 of 5 nominees out of 10,000 entrants) for MALE SINGER-SONGWRITER of the YEAR. Jon was also later hired to compose music for the event and to orchestrate songs for several of the other performers.
Jon with his award
This award resulted from a submission of a demo for a song called "You Won't Believe This" for the album of the same name which Jon hopes to release early next year.
Jon wrote in his Thanksgiving Day post: "the Garritan Personal Orchestra rang through the Music Box / Henry Fonda Theater on Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood for several hours as I played the music I composed for the Los Angeles Music Awards event from 6 PM to 11PM. I composed the theme music which played between presentations and also fill-in / interrupt music..."
Jon's song "You Won't Believe This" has a powerful string section that drives the song which was created with the GPO, using Logic Studio 8 on a Mac Mini with an Apogee DUET.
Bravo John and well-deserved! Your music is incredible and it is no wonder you won the award.
Congratulations on this outstanding achievement and may you have many more successes!
All our best,
Jon playing piano with Eric Erskine
See some more pictures here: