Sunday, March 19, 2017

R.I.P.: Jim Czak

It is with a very heavy heart we have to say goodbye to Jim Czak, great recording engineer and co-owner of Nola Recording Studios in NY. He passed unexpectedly on March 16, 2017.
After 75 years, Nola Recording Studios (located at the penthouse of 111 West 57th Street) closed on February 1st, 2014 due to the sale of the building and the impeding construction of a 1,300 ft tower attacged to the Steinway Building.

Jim was many things to many people; musician, friend, engineer, confidant, mentor, but, above all, he was truly one of a kind. The world will not be the same without him. I had the honor to meet him and visit Nola for the first time in 1987, through my late friend Gaudencio Thiago de Mello. Guess who was recording a jingle there? Don Sebesky!

Here are the details of Jim's wake and funeral:
Sunday 3/19 
2-4p, 7-9p
Leiber Funeral Home
266 N Central Ave
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Monday 3/20
9:30a mass
St Boniface
631 Elmont Rd
Elmont, NY
St Charles cemetary in Farmingdale, NY thereafter.
Thank you all for the outpouring of love for Jim and his family.

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