NARAS Gets "Up Close and Personal With Jimmy Jam"

Grammy™ Award–winning producer Jimmy Jam spoke to a sold-out audience recently during an event held by the Recording Academy’s San Francisco Chapter. 1/22/2004 7:00 AM Eastern

Grammy™ Award–winning producer Jimmy Jam spoke to asold-out audience recently during an event held by the RecordingAcademy’s San Francisco Chapter.

Pictured from l to r: Alonzo Robinson, ASCAP; Merl Saunders Jr.,executive director, San Francisco Chapter, Recording Academy; JimmyJam; Kevin Brown, program director, KBLX; and Dr. Anthony Brown,Chapter president

Interviewed by KBLX 102.9 program director Kevin Brown, Jam talkedopenly about everything from his musical childhood, his tenure askeyboardist for funk/R&B band The Time and his 30-year friendshipand 20-plus-year music and business partnership with Terry Lewis. Healso discussed the opening of Flyte Tyme West, the duo’s new LosAngeles-based production facility and their gradual shift from 2-inchanalog tape to Pro Tools|HD. In regards to hard disk recording, Jamchampioned NARAS’ Producers and Engineers Wing for establishingguidelines for Pro Tools session interchange and standards for digitalmaster delivery.

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