WHAT IS THE AVB PODCAST?

Launched in May of 2016, THE AVB PODCAST is a weekly, hour long, open conversation between host A. J. Vanden Berghe and some of the most influential members of Windsor’s Arts and Culture community.  Our team works tirelessly to identify the movers and shakers of our city, and offers our audience a rare opportunity to glimpse into the inner workings of our region, and the people in it.

In our first year, we have produced more than 52 hour long conversations with local artists, musicians, comedians and politicians.  The in-depth conversations focus on the guests, but often diverge into philosophical looks at art, culture, science, politics, or whatever else happens to spirit the conversation.  

THE TEAM

Owner and Host: A. J. Vanden Berghe is a multi-disciplined artist based out of Windsor ON, Canada who has spent the last 20 years exploring the worlds of art and entertainment through both photography and videography, as well as having strong passions for music, poker, journalism, media and science and technology.

As host of THE AVB PODCAST, A. J. taps into his resources and experiences, such as:

  • FACTOR funded, award winning music video director with national television airplay
  • Internationally published arts and entertainment photographer; clients including NBC Universal, Howie Mandel, DJ Ravi Drums,
  • President WINDSOR MUSIC ARCHIVE
  • Inaugural and current council member of Windsor Essex Music Advisory Council (WEMAC)
  • Actively playing local solo acoustic musician, rhythm guitarist and singer for THE DIRTY RIVER BAND

Cinematographer and Video Editor: Syx Langemann was born and raised in southern Ontario and moved to Vancouver in 1999 and has been creating arresting images and photographing his own unique world since 1993.

His fine artwork has been exhibited at the Douglas Udell Gallery, used on the set of The “L” Word, as well as published in international magazines & Photo Anthologies.
Syx has worked with many different subjects over the years. Recent projects include: No Graffito & Once I Was a Camera which explore his own version of street photography and the formal construction of images.

His portraiture work is influenced by his experience assisting world famous photographer, Joe McNally. Syx currently focuses his attention on the creative uses of the light, to best capture a person in their environment. With his knowledge in photography and his art background, Syx continues to create lasting and powerful portraits.”   You can see more of Syx’s work at www.syxlangemannphotography.com

Producer and Audio Engineer: Claudia DiNatale is a singer/songwriter and producer hailing from Windsor, Ontario Canada. She has been singing and playing piano since the age of 6. She graduated with a Master of Science in Biology from the University of Windsor, however, the love for music and performing has kept her involved in the arts.

Claudia has released 2 albums, an EP entitled “My Life in 5 Songs” in 2003 and followed that release with a full length album a year later entitled “The Little Things”.  Claudia continues to write new music and has expanded her writing to include producing music for herself and for others. She is currently working on producing a new album set to release in the near future.

Since the release of her second album, Claudia continues to perform solo in local establishments, and with various other music groups in Windsor including being a vocalist in a Jazz group “Trading Places” and a roaring twenties style musical theatre group, “The Rum Runners Review”.

For tour dates and more information you can check out her website www.claudiadinatale.com