JACARANDA is a project band from the production team Dr. Andreas Kassel and Gregg Montante.
They are the creative core of the company DOCTOR'S MAGIC ENTERTAINMENT, which was founded in Hollywood, California in 1994.
At that time, various other producers and sound engineers were associated with the recordings of DOCTOR'S MAGIC ENTERTAINMENT.
Here are some of the high-profile artists and projects the team of producers, musicians and sound engineers have been involved with.
STEVIE NICKS, GOO GOO DOLLS, WEEZER, GREEN DAY, JEWEL, DAVID BOWIE, CELINE DION, CHER, TOTO, BELINDA CARLISLE, HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS, NATALIE COLE, LEONARD COHEN, CHRIS DE BURGH, MADONNA, ROD STEWART, FLEETWOOD MAC, BILLY IDOL, PAT BENATAR, VONDA SHEPARD, ADAM ANT, SOPHIE B. HAWKINS, KENNY LOGGINS, TRACY CHAPMAN, RICK OCASEK (THE CARS), MICHAEL MCDONALD, CHRISTOPHER CROSS, RICKIE LEE JONES, SIMPLE MINDS, AL JARREAU, CORY LEROIS (PABLO CRUISE), AMBROSIA, ADAM LEVINE, MARK SHULMAN (PINK), NICKY HOPKINS (ROLLING STONES), STEVE GEORGE (MISTER MISTER), GARY NOVAK (ALANIS MORISSETTE, CHICK COREA), MARTHA DAVIS (THE MOTELS) etc.
TV Series & Film Productions:
The Shield (Fox/FX), Chicago Hope (CBS), Baywatch (UPN), 'Love you Madly' Film (Ray Manzarek/The Doors), The Closer, Primetime, Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, 'The Extremists' (ABC), 'Miracles' (ABC Christmas Special), Hallmark Crayola Explorers (CBS), Hardcopy (NBC) etc.
TV Movies & Specials:
CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, USA, TNT, Lifetime, Cinemax, Showtime, HBO, Discovery & ESPN, Outdoor Life Network, Discovery Channel, Court TV etc.
Gatorade, Compaq, Lexus, Hyundai & Subaru, Dodge, Toyota, Nissan.
Dr. Andreas Kassel and Gregg Montante have moved the production team from turbulent Los Angeles to tranquil Temecula, Southern California, and are now working with outstanding musicians and singers on various music productions.
JACARANDA's music can be described as contemporary Pop music with strong dance and rock grooves, powerful vocals, acoustic and electric instrumentation - incorporating elements of Country, Rock and Americana music. It is available for a wide variety of applications.
Dr. Andreas Kassel, MD, PhD, MBA
Born and raised in Germany, Dr. Andreas Kassel studied medicine in Italy, the Netherlands and Germany, where he received his MD, PhD (in Emergency Medicine) and MBA (in Medical Hospital Management and Marketing), specializing in Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine.
While on tour as Senior Emergency Physian with music legends GENESIS and PHIL COLLINS, Dr. Andreas Kassel rediscovered his passion for music. Upon fulfilling his professional goals in medicine, he moved to Los Angeles and while being a member of the medical research team at the UCLA in the 1990s he founded the music production company DOCTOR'S MAGIC ENTERTAINMENT in Hollywood, California in 1994.
Dr. Andreas Kassel successfully placed several songs with the music production company DOCTOR'S MAGIC ENTERTAINMENT on the Adult Contemporary Radio Charts and has since focussed primarily on artist development, music production and music promotion.
Gregg brings a wealth of talent and experience to the creative team of JACARANDA MUSIC. He is a veteran Los Angeles session guitarist and his songwriting, composition, arranging and production skills have been enlisted by many premier artists in the industry.
He has musically contributed to numerous Emmy- and Golden Globe-award-winning film and television shows that include American Idol, The Shield, Deadliest Catch, Baywatch, Chicago Hope, and networks including CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, HBO, Amazon, HULU, Cinemax, TNT, USA, Discovery, Lifetime and ESPN, and many more.