Brent Rogers - Director of Audio Production, Producer and Executive Producer
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Brent's work is truly the foundation of PNWEG delivering industry standard recordings ready for market. He manages all aspects of the recording process, aligning studio, artist and team, applying the appropriate recording techniques and resources to then provide a finished product that exceeds all expectations.

Sharing a common theme found within the PNWEG partners, Brent left his position as a professional firefighter and paramedic in Dallas, Texas to pursue a music career as a performer and recording artist. A highly respected musician, singer and composer, Brent is a true professional on stage, off stage and in the studio where he has worked with a long list of top Northwest artists as well as a handful of well know world-class entertainers.

Brent has developed a very successful career as a recording engineer, vocalist and session musician. He has earned a reputation for helping inexperienced artists, singers, musicians, writers and performers move to higher levels of success via mentoring, producing, co-writing and performing in support roles.

Brent has equally earned a reputation in the post-production community as an audio and sound design specialist. He works with independent filmmakers, agencies, corporations and organizations as well as studios, production firms and directors around the world. Brent's overall experience brings great value to clients in many shapes and sizes.

Brent Rogers was the catalyst that started PNWEG moving; the lucky one who saw the strings that needed to be attached. "I met Tony at a West Coast Songwriter Expo and immediately felt a strong connection I attribute to the fact that Tony and Interscope Records had been so active in the Dallas, Texas Deep Ellum movement of the 1990s where I cut my teeth as a player. Instantly we began talking common connections from that era. When I learned that Tony was living in Portland, I knew that we needed to work together and begin to tap into the super talent pool in P-town."

When Brent first moved to Portland, Oregon in 1998 he set up shop as an independent producer, audio engineer and singing musician offering recording services out of his basement studio in SE. Soon thereafter, Brent became heavily involved in the grass-roots songwriter movement that was and is vibrant in Portland. He hosted showcases for the Portland Songwriters Association at historic venues such as the Buffalo Gap and gave away prizes in the form of free recording time at local recording studios. This nurturing of songwriters continues today as young or inexperienced artists work with Brent, often on their first projects.

Brent has released several albums of music from his solo and group endeavors. He has composed a stage musical called "Oil Change, the Musical Comedy" with his brother Klay Rogers collaborating as the lyricist and book writer. It's not uncommon for corporate clients to hire Brent to create music for presentations, commercials and branding. Also, Brent has several music credits in independent films released by up and coming Portland-based directors and filmmakers.

Brent has extensive knowledge of live on-location recording techniques in both stereo and surround sound and has worked with acts ranging from Lupe Fiasco to the Oregon State Beavers football team, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. In the studio Brent has worked with TV and film personalities such as David Ogden Stiers, Katherine Ross, Timothy Hutton, cross over actor/musicians Harry Connick, Jr., Christian Kane, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and K.D. Lang.