Rick Mizzoni

Rick Mizzoni, Studio Manager, Producer, Engineer Arranger
Since the late 1970’s until the present, Rick has worked many hours in recording studios across Canada in many capacities. From early on experience as a session musician, to in recent years, his roles as producer, engineer and assistant, Rick’s career has now reached several milestones. Comfortable in many genres, he likes to work directly with an artist to achieve their musical vision & goals. As well as being an experienced musician, he has the ability to write and arrange music, choose suitable material and instrumentation, engineer and program MIDI sequencers. Over the years Rick Mizzoni has had the opportunity to work on several successful recordings and acknowledges that much of his experience has come by way of working with many talented artists, musicians, producers & engineers such as:
  • George Canyon
  • Val LeRoy
  • RoadHammers
  • Gil Grand
  • Amy Thiessen
  • Jo Hikk
  • Crystal Kid
  • Dean Brody
  • Scot Sherrod (G. Canyon, L. Turner)
  • Mel Shaw (Stampeders)
  • J Richard Hutt (Tom Cochrane, Bev Mahood, Northern Pikes)
  • Steve Fox (Duane Steele)
  • Jason Barry (Dianne Chase, Lace)
  • Daron Schofield (Andrew F, Crystal Kid)
  • Joel Feeney (GilGrand)
  • Randal Stoll (K.D Lang, Tom Cochrane)
  • Beverly Mahood
  • Chris Rodriguez (Keith Urban, Kenny Loggins)
  • Kenny Aronoff (sessions)
  • Danick Dupelle (Emerson Drive)
  • Phil Hall, Russ Broom (sessions)
  • J.P Cormier (Marty Stewart, Waylon Jennings)
  • Johnny Gasparic (Willy Mack, Into Eternity)
  • Ben Fowler (Jo Hikk, Lonestar)
  • Cory Barnes (Bev Mahood)
  • Chris Omartian (Hillary Duff, Pink)
  • Brad Steckel (Madonna, Julian Lennon)
  • Dave Gunning (George Canyon)
  • Lee Preston (Matthew Good)
  • Paul Baker (Chilliwack,  Chris Isaak)
Rick has over 30 years of experience in the music industry as a guitarist/bassist. He has toured Canada extensively and played with a vast list of well-known performers such as George Canyon, Val LeRoy, George Fox and the Canadian rock group The Stampeders. Also a veteran of many touring rock night-club & cover acts; he has shared the stage with people such as:
  • David Wilcox
  • Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO)
  • Lonestar
  • Long John Baldry
  • David Lee Murphy
  • Willy P. Bennett
  • Burton Cummings
  • and many others
Awards & Nominations
  • 2008 CCMA producer of the year award  nominee (w/ George Canyon) – Jo Hikk ‘Ride CD
  • 2006 JUNO Award “Roadhammers” Best Country CD (MCC Engineer)
  • 2005 Canadian Radio Broadcasters Award Winner George Canyon Good Day to Ride (producer/engineer)
  • 2005-2009 CCMA recording studio of the year award nominee MCC recording (studio manager, producer)
  • 2002,03,04, CCMA recording studio of the year nominee Blue Leaf Music (engineer, manager)
  • 2002,03,04,05 CCMA publishing company of the year nominee Blue Leaf Music (head of operations)
Television / Video / film projects (selected)
  • George Fox CBC special (featuring Shania Twain, Michelle Wright, (lead guitarist)
  • The Roadhammers CMT series (featuring MCC Recording Studio)
  • Cruzeros  – video  “This Old Road” “Tangled Up in You”  (Blue Leaf Music label)
  • Val LeRoy – video “Radio Up, Windows Down (producer, BLM label)
  • Original Music – musician, musical arrangements “All in Good Taste” staring Jim Carrey.
  • Music Industry Builder
  • Alberta Music Industries Association (AMIA) – past board of directors (4years)
  • Western Canadian Music Alliance (WCMA) active jury  & talent consultant
  • Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) seminar speaker & performer
  • Canadian Association of Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS) past member
  • Jury member, seminar FACTOR  & Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFFA)