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.