Artist Development 

For the advanced songwriter or band ready to take their music to a professional level, Music in Chappaqua now offers Artist Development to the accomplished student. Through auditions and interviews, students may be selected to work with famed record producer, Gary Katz.  Gary is known for his production work with Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross and many other famous artists. Gary will oversee and manage the student’s written music to create a marketable recording that will be brought to public relations experts and industry executives. This is the ultimate avenue for the young artist looking to take their music career to the top.

Gary Katz – Music Producer 


Steely Dan – Aja  Producer – ABC

Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic – Producer – ABC

Steely Dan – Can’t Buy a Thrill – Producer – ABC

Steely Dan – The Royal Scam – Producer – ABC

Steely Dan – You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It – Producer – ABC

Steely Dan – Katy Lied – Producer-ABC

Steely Dan – Countdown to Ecstasy – Producer – ABC

Steely Dan – Gaucho- Producer – ABC

Donald Fagen – The Nightfly – Producer – Warner Bros.

FM Soundtrack – FM – Steely Dan-Producer – MCA

Laura Nyro – Walk the Dog & Light the Light  – Producer – Sony

Joe Cocker – Civilized Man  Producer – Capitol


Digital Underground – Who’s Got the Gravy?  Producer – Jake/Interscope

Diana Ross – Red – RCA

A Tribute to Curtis Mayfield – Producer, Mixing (various artists) – Warner Bros

Peter Tosh – Honorary Citizen” – Box Set by Gary Katz – Sony

King of Comedy Soundtrack – The Finer Things – Recorded by David Sanborn – Producer

The Gospel at Colonus (Original Cast) – Producer – Warner Bros.

Eric Mercury – Electric Black Man  Producer- Avco – Embassy

Rosie Vela – Zazu – Producer – A&M

Rosie Vela  – Matzu  Producer – A&M

Love and Money – Strange Kind of Love – Producer – Mercury

Root Boy Slim – Root Boy Slim & the Sex Change Band – Producer – Warner Bros.

Eye to Eye – Eye to Eye – Warner Bros. Eye to Eye –

Shakespeare Stole My Baby – Producer – Warner Bros.

Repercussions – Earth and Heaven – Producer – Warner Bros.

James House – James House Producer – Atlantic

Woody Herman – Chick, Donald, Walter & Woodrow”  Co-Producer – Verve

Navasota – Rootin  Producer – ABC  Dunhill

Adele Bertei – Little Lives – Producer – Private/BMG

Billy & Lisa – Wake up the Neighbors  Producer – MCA

Chompsky – Chompsky  Producer – Aezra Roger Christian  Roger  Producer – Island

Crea-Crea  Crea – Producer – Aezra

Dirk Hamilton – You Can Sing on the Left or Bark on the Right – Producer – ABC

Hugh Harris – Words for Our Years  Producer – Island

Larry John McNally – Fade to Black – Producer – Atlantic

Lode – Legs & Arms – Producer – Geffen

Marc Jordan – Mannequin – Producer – Warner Bros

Sera – Open On Sunday  Producer – Aezra.

Sera – Sera – Producer – Aezra/BMG

Thomas Ribiero – Thomas-Producer  Island

Driving Force  Driving Force  Producer – Winedark

The Alarm – Electric Folklore: Live  Producer – IRS

The Alarm – Electric Folklore: Live – (Expanded)  Producer – IRS

The Swinging Steaks – Southside of the Sky  Producer – Capricorn

Thomas Jefferson Kaye – Thomas Jefferson Kaye  Producer – ABC-Dunhill Various Artists – All Day Thumbsucker – Revisited Compilation  Exec Producer – Blue Thumb

Various Artists – Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool  Producer/Exec.Producer Sony

Paul Brady – Trick or Treat – Producer – Fontana Records

Alex N The Nightmothers – Producer


Gary Katz has helped create some of the best known music of our time as well as discovering and helping to launch the careers of many of the music businesses superstars. Gary discovered and produced the 8 original Steely Dan records with all but one being nominated for the Grammy for Best Album of the Year. Gary was a Vice-President of A&R  at ABC-Dunhill Records where he was also instrumental in the signing of such artists as Jimmy Buffet, Chaka Khan (Rufus), and Jim Croce, as well as handling all the production work with Steely  Dan and others.

At Warner Brothers Records Gary joined a legendary A&R staff that is still regarded as THE premier a&r staff , where he was hands-on responsible for the signing of Prince, Dire Straits, Rickie Lee Jones, Christopher Cross, and producing among other albums, Donald Fagens Grammy-nominated  solo album “The Nightfly”.

Gary has produced records with some of the great artists during this period, including, seminal songwriter Laura Nyro, Joe Cocker, Tupac Shakur, Diana Ross, Peter Tosh, 10cc, Digital Underground, Rosie Vela and Eye To Eye  Gary is a veteran of over 30 years experience and headed up Jake Records (Universal) as well as consulting all the major labels.

Recording Studio – The Bunker

Gary assists the young artist in preparing their music to be recorded at state of the art Bunker Studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  The studio features an enormous microphone collection among other top of the line musical equipment.  The student(s) will record their original material at the studio which will then be mixed and mastered to a finished professional sound recording ready for airplay.

For more information, please contact Music in Chappaqua at 914-238-3123 or

Preproduction meeting

For more information, please contact Music in Chappaqua at 914-238-3123 or