Tuesday, March 23

M.U. 7 Panelist Profiles: Big Jim Wright

Record Producer/songwriter/keyboardist/vocalist Big Jim Wright of the famed Flyte Tyme Productions (Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis) came to prominence in the early 90’s co-writing and producing a string of hits with the production dynasty. Big Jim is often referred to as Flyte Tyme’s secret weapon.

Working out of Jam & Lewis’ state-of-the-art facilities Flyte Time studios in Minneapolis, Big Jim undertook a busy schedule of writing, producing and performing. Over the next several years, he would work with a virtual Who’s Who of modern musical greats including, Sounds of Blackness, Janet Jackson, Sting, Elton John, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, The Isley Brothers, …the list, as they say, goes on. Among his latest undertakings: a creative collaboration with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis in executive producing, writing, and scoring the BeyoncĂ© Knowles and Cuba Gooding Jr. feature film, Fighting Temptation, the end title song “Definition of Love” performed by Deborah Cox from the film Akeelah and the Bee, “Ne Me Laisse Pas Seule Ici” and “Nobody Cares” for the soundtrack from the biographical and historical drama film Hotel Rwanda. He has won several other awards throughout his career including: ASCAP, NAACP, and DOVE awards, along with numerous Grammy Award nominations.

To find out more about Big Jim Wright register for IdOMusic® Weekend 2010 and M.U.7 at Patchwerk Recording Studios HERE.

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