Meet The Team
Jason Tregoe Newman is an Emmy award-winning music editor, engineer, composer, producer, and the founder of JTN Music and Tregoe Enterprises Inc. Jason is known for his versatile work on a wide range of genres, including Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, Cosmos, Preacher, VEEP, Ozark, Community, The Good Place, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. His most recent works include Space Force, Calls, Goliath, Women Of The Movement, Physical, and Extraction.
Jason began his career in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a dual-major in Film Scoring and Music Business.
After Graduating, Jason moved to New York City, working as a staff recording and mixing engineer for the industry-leading jingle house North Forty Music. Jason quickly began making a name for himself in NYC and was presented with the opportunity to expand from commercials to TV & Film in Los Angeles, CA.
Since his move in 2002, Jason has created a bicoastal award-winning music editorial company, JTN Music, known throughout the industry for its standard of excellence. Jason has been awarded Emmy's and Golden Reels being nominated over 20 times for outstanding music editorial. He is currently nominated for the 2021 MPSE Awards for his work on Ozark, Better Call Saul, Space Force, and A Parks and Recreation Special.
Jon Persitz | VP of Operations
To say that Jon Persitz is from a musical family is putting it very lightly. He’s the first-born American generation from a family of Russian classical musicians, and from an early age was taught piano by his mother Julia- a concert violinist.
Though he was surrounded by music before birth, it was only when his mother brought Jon to a commercial recording session that his interest in sound for film and TV developed. Years later, Jon studied piano performance at the University of Minnesota. Ironically, this Russian couldn’t stand the cold and moved to Los Angeles three days after graduating. Since moving to Los Angeles, Jon’s musical compositions have been featured in nearly all mediums, including TV, film, radio, and commercials. To date, he has over 1,000 published works.
Jon’s interest in the business and development side of TV/film score, sound mixing, and editing came full circle when he was introduced to Jason Newman. Initially joining JTN Music as a studio assistant, Jon learned the processes within the company from the ground up, and his passion for the business’ inner-workings of the industry started to develop. Now, as VP of Operations at JTN Music, Jon is passionate about leading and supporting the team. He aims to streamline workflow and is continuously looking for areas to implement growth, strengthening the company from the inside out.
Bryant Fuhrmann is an award-winning music editor known for his work with JTN Music on Euphoria, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Good Girls, Unicorn, The Good Place, Mozart In The Jungle, and more. Bryant is the youngest of three gifted musicians and has been surrounded by music his entire life. As Bryant was growing up, his house was filled with Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Brahms, Schubert, and more, but it was more contemporary genres that genuinely piqued his interest. Bryant's interests in jazz, funk, and progressive-rock led him to Berklee College of Music.
After graduating from Berklee in 2010, Bryant took a short break from his studies to perform as a multi-instrumentalist in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, before continuing onto graduate school in the Fall of 2011 at Northern Arizona University where he studied composition and completed his M.M in 2013.
Bryant moved to Los Angeles in the Fall of 2013, joined the JTN music team shortly after that, and has loved every moment of it since! When he's not working, he enjoys spending time at home, playing hockey, and watching random British game shows.
Jason Ryterband has been channeling his passion into music, dance, meditation, and visual media ever since joining his first a cappella group at the University of Pennsylvania. Ryterband's versatility has landed him numerous placements in TV and Film as a composer, songwriter, and vocalist. His work has appeared on over 30 television shows, including Brooklyn 99, The Good Place, Rules of Engagement, and Arrested Development. His work has also been placed in 12 films, highlighted by Footloose, Prom, and Sponge Bob 2, along with advertisements for Cadillac, Budweiser, Ikea, and Payless Shoes. As a singer and frontman, he has performed throughout LA, including appearances at The Roxy, House of Blues, and dozens of other venues.
Ryterband's music editorial work is an extension of his creativity. "Music editing is storytelling," says Ryterband. As part of the JTN Music team, he has had his hand in dozens of TV shows and films, including Superstore (NBC), Euphoria (HBO), Superstore (NBC), Halt and Catch Fire (AMC), and Superior Donuts (CBS). In December 2019, Ryterband was nominated for a Golden Reel on season four of NBC's The Good Place.
Bryan Carrigan is a music editor, engineer, producer and electronic music composer. He has been involved in Emmy-winning and nominated television projects, Oscar nominated films, and Grammy-winning and nominated albums. Bryan was nominated for album of the year in the 2017 Grammys for his work on Childish Gambino’s album, Awaken, My Love!
Growing up in the 80's, Bryan loved playing piano, trumpet, and violin but when he discovered synthesizers and recording at age 15, it sparked an interest in the technology and production side of music. Overdubbing on a four-track cassette, making sound effects with a radio shack mic & stompbox, and using an analog synth to recreate the sounds he heard on the radio was his kind of fun.
After music and recording school, Bryan worked at a top Atlanta studio where he assisted on Boys II Men’s debut album, which turned out to be a massive success. He then moved to LA to work for one of the largest studio facilities where he learned recording, mixing, production, and editing techniques from the absolute best in the business. He worked with artists as diverse as Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra, Alanis Morrisette, No Doubt, Aerosmith, and Seal, to name a few and has been awarded over a dozen gold and platinum records.
Around 2000, Bryan started working in film and television, helping composers with recording & editing of orchestral scores, synth & drum programming, and ultimately music editing, which was a natural fit. With over 25 years of Pro Tools experience, he has seen it evolve from a simple two-track editing tool to the industry-standard writing, recording, and mixing solution it is today. Bryan has over 150 IMDB credits in tv and film and brings his passion for music to every project.
Leah Dennis is a music editor, singer, and producer living in Los Angeles, CA. After graduating from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Film Scoring, Leah started her journey in the music and film industry. While working under Grammy Award-winning film composer and guitarist, Heitor Pereira, Leah worked on the blockbuster animation Minions and The Angry Birds Movie. As a music editor, Leah has worked on many projects spanning the TV and film scene in Los Angeles, including Lionsgate TV's Step Up: Highwater, ABC's A Million Little Things, Dreamworks Animation's Spirit: Untamed and BET's Twenties. In the Spring of 2017, she joined the team at JTN Music.
Coming from a musical family, Leah studied classical violin and voice from an early age. Singing pop, classical, and film music led to Leah's interest in producing upcoming artists in the Los Angeles scene. While attending Berklee College of Music, she founded the Women's Film Initiative, a student-run organization that strives to inspire and strengthen women studying filmmaking and film scoring in the greater Boston area.
With over 60 major film credits to date, Stephen Lotwis has collaborated with some of Hollywood's finest and most successful filmmakers, including Baz Luhrmann, Michael Bay, Michael Mann, Jon Turteltaub, Matthew Weiner, Adam Sandler, and Judd Apatow. He was awarded a Golden Reel Award for his work on the film Moulin Rouge, and the Netflix drama series Ozark. Stephen also received nominations for Bobby, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Stigmata, and The Wedding Singer.
Stephen's music editing talent developed from formal music training and working as a musician. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he studied guitar from a lineage of jazz greats, like Bucky Pizzarelli, Mel Lewis, and Thad Jones. Owner of his production studio, Stephen engineered and produced independent records for Boston area artists and taught music in the Office of the Arts at Harvard University.
Stephen is a powerful addition to any filmmaking team, bringing musical depth and technical excellence. He enjoys collaborating with filmmakers and composers to realize their artistic visions through the power of music. He is currently nominated for the 2021 MPSE Awards for his work on Ozark, and Self Made: Inspired By The Life of Madam C.J. Walker
Tessa has had a love for film and television music for as long as she can remember. Her mother, a painter, and father, a maze/puzzle designer, Tessa grew up in a creative home where a love of the arts was encouraged and supported. She studied the classical flute, as well as the french horn throughout her education.
After earning a degree in film music at Berklee College of Music, she moved to LA and began her career as a classical recording engineer. Tessa has worked with orchestras, choirs, chamber groups, and solo artists throughout SoCal as an audio and video recordist. While growing her audio and video recording business, she worked as an assistant music editor on various film and television projects. Through these projects is where she met Jason Newman.
Since becoming a member of the JTN Music team, Tessa has worked on a multitude of projects, including Grand Hotel, Upload, Space Force, and Brooklyn 99.
In her free time, she enjoys salsa dancing, hiking, and cooking with friends.
Zak Millman is a music editor and composer based in New York City. As a music editor, he’s worked on a large variety of Film, Television, and video game projects. From 2016-2018 he served as a music editor for Sony Playstation, working on titles including Santa Monica Studio’s God of War, for which he won an MPSE Golden Reel Award. Since 2019, he’s worked with JTN Music providing music editorial support on many television projects. Zak’s recent compositional favorites include the scores he composed for the films Sylphvania Grove (2018) and The Tinwife (2017).
Originally from New York, Zak pursued his undergraduate studies in composition at New York University. Following NYU, he relocated to Los Angeles and attended graduate school in the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program at the University of Southern California. After working with JTN Music on the West Coast, Zak moved back to New York City to lead the JTN Music East Coast branch. Working with the team as a bicoastal editor, Zak is able to support not only projects based in NYC, but on the West Coast as well, and beyond.
Zak is a fan of an eclectic array of music - his interests range from film and classical music, to musical theatre and heavy metal.
Ben Robinson | Music Editor
Ben Robinson began his music career interning at world-renowned film score composer Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions in Santa Monica, California. Since gaining experience post-internship, Ben has ventured through all areas of music- from Television, to Film, Animation, and into the Ad Space. He found his calling within the world of music editing, where he enjoys taking a project through all stages of the music process, from initial conception to composition, and finally the mix. Ben is passionate about scoring and focuses on maintaining the integrity of the form, from beginning to end.
Ben joined the JTN Music team in 2019 with open arms. He has since been part of such television shows such as Netflix's Trinkets, CBS's The Unicorn, FX’s A Teacher.
Jordan Cohen | Music Editor NYC
Jordan Cohen is a New York City-based Music Editor with a strong background in music production. After graduating with a Recording Arts degree from Full Sail University in 2004, he began working at a post-production house in Miami Beach. While in Miami, Jordan deejayed at hip-hop clubs in major circuits like Washington, D.C., and NYC. Through his love of crate-digging records and finding a catered sound, Jordan developed a keen ear for lush sonics as well as an immense respect for all genres of music. This passion lead him to Los Angeles, where he found work assisting composer Will Bates as well as music supervisor Thomas Golubić.
In early 2019, Jordan joined the JTN Music team and learned the art of music editorial from Jason Tregoe Newman and the JTN team. In January 2020, Jordan relocated to New York City to open up JTN Music’s bicoastal sister branch. Most recently, Jordans’s works include Fairfax, Sharp Stick, and Asteroid Impact.
Blake Bunzel | Head Assistant Music Editor
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Blake has been surrounded by both the music and film industry his entire life. His career in music started at 19 when he hit the road, touring in several bands.
After ten years as a touring guitarist and songwriter, Blake made the switch to studio musician, producer, and songwriter full-time. While engineering and producing, he developed a passion for post-production sound in television and film, bringing with it a new love for Music Editing. Blake is thrilled to be building his career at JTN.
Andrew Ransom | Assistant Music Editor
From the age of 11, Andrew Ransom was captivated musically by traveling the country every year with his old brother Ward- a production manager and carpenter for the Broadway show Stomp. Seeing the show in different cities all across the country, Andrew garnered a love for performance, musicality, and instrument design.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Andrew began touring the world many times over as a bassist in several different bands. Eventually, Andrew arrived in Los Angeles to pursue a career in music for film & television.
Since then, Andrew has worked as a film composer, scoring sound designer, synth programmer, and upright/electric bassist. He has contributed musical sound design for several horror, thriller and
sci-fi films, including Godzilla: King of The Monsters, Snowden, Happy Death Day, and The Cloverfield Paradox.
Marcelle Simpson | Assistant Music Editor
Marcelle Simpson has been obsessed with music and television since before she could talk. Her childhood home in New Jersey was filled with music by her grandmother, a professional classical pianist. Stemming from a desire to be like Grandma, Marcelle began studying piano at a young age. Her music education developed throughout high school, where she also grew to love playing the flute and singing in classical choirs. This musical obsession, combined with many, many hours spent in front of a television, naturally led Marcelle to find her passion for film music.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Film Scoring, Marcelle moved to Los Angeles, where she began working with the JTN Music team. As an assistant music editor, she is humbled by the opportunity to create quality content in an industry that has had such a profound impact on her life.
In her free time, Marcelle enjoys doing puzzles, cooking vegan food, and looking at pictures of pugs.
Kellen Flowers | Studio Assistant
Kellen was born into a Southern family where music was the centerpiece. Before she was even born, she responded to music from the womb. Kellen's mother went on a trip to New York City during her pregnancy. While she was there, she saw "Kiss of the Spider Woman" on Broadway. Kellen kicked in time with the bass drum the whole night.
Kellen is an alumna of Berklee College of Music, where she studied Film Scoring and Conducting. While at Berklee, she was very involved in the Musical Theater Club, where she performed in Sweeney Todd, Title of Show, and Spelling Bee.
After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue Music Editing. Shortly after, she began interning at JTN Music and has now moved up to Studio Assistant. She looks forward to learning the craft of Music Editing at her newfound home, JTN Music.
Irene Garcia| Studio Assistant
Hailing from El Paso, TX, Irene Garcia is a renowned keyboardist, vocalist, and composer who currently resides in Los Angeles. While Irene enjoys the art of composing, her true ambition is to become a professional music editor.
After receiving a four year degree in Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music, Irene has worked as a composer’s assistant for HiFi-Productions, as an assistant music editor for Winslow and Craige Inc., and is now excited to be the newest member of the JTN team as a Studio Assistant. On top of her love for the film and TV industry, Irene also enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and various other outdoor activities. Some of her favorite movies include Edward Scissorhands, The Prince of Egypt, and Memoirs of a Geisha.
Conchita Newman | Financial Operations
Conchita attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts and then continued her studies at The Boston Conservatory, receiving a BFA in Musical Theatre. Whilst pounding the pavement of NYC in search of Broadway, she worked as an executive assistant at many well known financial institutions from JPMorgan Chase to the Federal Reserve Bank. Conchita now runs most of the financial operations at JTN Music while still pursuing her own interests in theatre and as a professional animal trainer.
In her animal training career, she has worked with a wide variety of exotic creatures, including dolphins, sea lions, penguins, ducks, pigs, lions and tigers and bears (oh my), and her favorite and current species, wolves and wolf-dogs. She is currently exploring the possibility of opening a wolf and wolf-dog sanctuary.
As a performer, she is a member of Actor's Equity and has sung and danced her way through many shows. Some of her favorites include Romance Romance, Big Fish, and Side Show. She just recently opened her own theater company, The Fable Theatre, and will not only performing but also producing and directing it's inaugural production in March 2020!