Located in Springfield Virginia, Pepperland Recording has been a leading studio for Washington DC area bands since 1984.   Pepperland currently specializes in music for film and video and sound design.  Pepperland has produced many successful recording projects for CD and DVD.  The studio has been operating all-digital since 1991.

Studio owner, Carlos Garza plays keyboards and guitar and percussion. He won the best composer in the 2009 Washington DC 48 Hour Film competition.   As composer and producer he has received top honors in the Mid-Atlantic and Austin Songwriters Group contests.  He has also judged the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and regional arts grants.   He studied music theory at Frostburg State University and jazz piano with Wade Beach and Burnett Thompson.

He has performed at the Bayou, Kennedy Center, 9:30 Club and many other clubs In D.C., Baltimore and New York. His music has been heard on WHFS, DC 101, WJZW, WCVT, and WGTB and PBS.  In 1997, he co-wrote the score for the David Williams film, Thirteen .  The film was awarded a jury prize at the International Forum of New Cinema of the 48th Berlin International Film Festival. It has also been shown at international festivals in New York, Toronto, Hong Kong, and Paris.

As a founding member of The Young Professionals, he was an integral part of the legendary new wave scene at the 9:30 Club in the early 1980’s.  Later, he led the alternative pop group Danse Of Guilt to critical acclaim and numerous songwriting awards.

He has performed and recorded contemporary jazz, rock, pop, blues and country.  He performed original compositions and improvisations at weekly shows by the comedy troupe Gross National Product.   His music has also appeared on their PBS broadcasts.  His currently performs live accompaniment for classic silent films with Rich O’Meara as Silent Orchestra.  The group was formed in 1998 and made their debut in 1999.  Since then, they have performed at the National Gallery of Art, Savannah Film Festival, Virginia Film Festival, AFI Silver Theatre and the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.

For additional information contact:  carlos (at) PepperlandRecording (dot) com