Alexander Sasha Ginzburg aka “Ginza” founded Earth One Studio in 2003 in Atlanta ,Georgia after graduating from Emory University with a bachelors in Music and English. After a decade of music Sasha hand built the new Colorado based manifestation of Earth One from the ground up between 2011 and 2016, and is currently taking on new studio clients.
Since its inception in 2003, Earth One Studios has produced and Ginza personally mixed well over 1000 songs for artists in various styles from Hip Hop, Jazz, Afro Beat, Gospel, Reggae, Instrumental, Electronica, Singer Songwriter, Rock, and blues, over 3 handfuls of full length albums plus countless EPs and singles. His production of Dynamq’s Album “Sudanese Child” won International Reggae Album of the Year, and the studio has worked with the likes of Roy Ayers (Motown legend), Erica Newell (Marleys), Yellawolf, Tech-9, Kanye West, Dynamq, Cenc Love , Mamaniji Azanyah, Mausiki Scales, Boom One Records, Hope Massive, Sci-Fi, Mykal Somer, Will Thompson, Aradia, Yoel Ben Yehuda, Julie Dexter, Mobil, Elemental Harmonics, Magnif, APJ, Twin Towerz, Kenito, Kelly Love Jones, Jamisun, CJ Rosaria, Roger Reynlods, Kiana, Cherries, Elevate the Quest, Ignition, Eastern Standard, Eclectic Roots Ensemble, Mo2, Abstract Logic Recordings, Winter Spirits, DJ Manow, Waveform Modulations, Pnuma Trio, Underground Bankok Radio, Autonomix, Dub Conscious, Sahara Dawn, and many more..
When Ginza was only 13 he wrote a classical guitar piece called “Spanish Dream” that won him 1st place state and regional student composition awards and received a 3rd place honorable mention nationally. Ginza promptly used the Award money to buy himself quality Martin acoustic guitar which he has used to this day. Despite the copious amounts of marijuana he smoked in high school (and subsequently fucked off grades he served teachers he didnt like) his musical accolades earned him admittance to the prestigious Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1996 Ginza moved south to Atlanta to attend Emory University where he was a double major in English and Music. He studied Jazz improv with Jazz Pianist Garey Motley, Electronic Music HIstory and Studio Technology with World Music Connoisseur Steve Everett, Classical theory and Orchestration, and one on one Classical Counterpoint with Professor John Anthony Lennon, as well as a double major in Poetry and Literature. During these years Ginza spent his summers at home in New York to be with his mother who was terminally ill with cancer. It was during these summers that he had the luck and privilege to meet and study under legendary jazz guitarist Billy Bauer who toured and performed with Charlie Parker, Benny Goodman, Lenny Tristano, and also taught guitar legends Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. Ginza drove 2 hours each way to meet with Billy and credits all his guitar chops and improvisational musical skills to Billy’s unique method of instrumental teaching.
In Spring of 2000 Ginza left his last semester at Emory to be with his mother who finally passed away on July 4th, 2000. Returning to Atlanta he found himself grieving and shredding blues riffs at Northside Tavern Blues Bar alongside Atlanta’s legends Colonel Bruce Hampton and guitarist Jimmy Herring (Allmon Brothers, Widespread Panic) at an open mic blues jam night hosted by Colonel Bruce. Out of these ranks he met and formed 6 piece band “Ghost Trane” which played nearly 200 shows in 2000 and sold out Variety Playhouse alongside North Mississippi All Stars one New Years Eve 2001. After this final blowout performance the group broke up and Ginza returned to Emory to finish his degree, then forming Elemental Harmonics played fe likesticals Camp Bisco and New Orleans Jazz Fest in the mid 2000s opening for Ott, Shpongle, Pretty lights touring coast to coast. Later developing his own brand, “Ginza” , Sasha formed Earth One Studios, in 2003, and the Electronic/Instrumental group Elemental Harmonics. Elemental toured nationally coast to coast several times over and played notable festivals such as Jazz Fest in New Orleans and Camp Bisco in New York. Elemental released a self titled album in 2005 on Vinyl and Itunes, Ginza can be found on Spotify, Itunes, and Beatport, as well for free at www.soundcloud.com/ginza.
In 2007 Sasha began the Ginza trademark and to date has churned out three electronic LPS “Breakbeat Modulation System”, “Metamorph”, and “Improvised Elevation Device “. After Improvised Elevation Device time rather than focus on touring, Sasha transitioned to Colorado where he hand built from the ground up the structure that houses the new Earth One Studio, Colorado. Collaborating with powerhouse musicians including drummer and producer Nick Allen of “Artime”, He debuted his new live band format Album at Arise Music Festival and is currently preparing his 4th LP Ginza album for Release as a live band format.