Composer and saxophonist Jimmy Reid's credits include Michael Buble, Brian McKnight, Celine Dion, Sly Stone and David Foster. His passion for performing later revealed another great love -- what goes on behind the scenes. Today, his epic orchestrations cover war scenes, crime and chaos, and dark, lush fantasy themes (featured on 2010 Access Hollywood's "Golden Globe" episode). Other compositions include delicate Classical numbers with piano and strings. Jimmy's diversity and quality productions are suited perfectly for Feature Films, Documentaries, Trailers, TV, Games, and Radio.
Born and raised in Chicago, Jimmy Reid headed west to attend USC's prestigious Thornton School of Music, and has been in demand ever since. Whether playing soulful sax, ambient textures, Hip-Hop or composing dramatic symphonic film scores, cues or interludes, Jimmy’s compositions have also been used successfully for corporate "branding" of a broad spectrum of products across varying demographics. Jim's recent influences include John Williams, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, and Alan Silvestri. Performing credits include David Foster, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Brian McKnight, Eric Benet, Deborah Cox, Ruben Studdard, Philip Bailey, Sly and the Family Stone, Rufus, and others.
Comments about Jimmy Reid's music:
"Great production, fresh idea, always wonderful sax playing, good going Jimmy!!!
- David Foster (Multi-Grammy award-winning Producer/Writer). (Re Jimmy's "Viva La Vida")
"I Listened to 'Stay the Night' and now I feel like kissing someone..."
- Marc Shaiman (Composer- "Simon Birch, South Park, Hairspray, City Slickers")
Haunting ambient solo cello performance. Mysterious, edgy and exotic. Action adventure for Sahara desert film, nomads, epic blockbuster romantic soundtrack, intro or interlude for films like Out of Africa. Erotic passionate with high emotions. Sentimental reunion or sad farewell. Instrumental, Middle East, Contemporary Dramatic
Beautiful solo piano theme of hope. Tender & emotional, filled with hopes dreams and fond memories. Happy sweet ethereal kind & graceful. Epic Romantic trailer or opening. Dramatic cinematic vibrant. Delicate heart-warming song. Watching baby sleep, sending a daughter to college, medical drama. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
Lively gospel track, inspiring vocal ad libs supported by full choir.. Gonna make you smile for sure... Thank ya Jesus!! "Hallalujah, alright!" Upbeat, enthusiastic choir ending in applause. Perfect for themes in the south with a church scene filled with black worshippers praising the Lord... Mixed Vocals, Spiritual, Contemporary Gospel
Heartwarming and magical melody performed by piano and accompanied by strings and woodwinds.. Simply beautiful, sure to make your heart smile. Inspired by the works of Alan Silvestri (Forest Gump, Practical Magic). Romance, Valentines, Sweethearts, Love Story, Passion and Lush Desire. Instrumental, Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
Military style war march, similar to Hunt for Red October... Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman influence. Booming powerful dramatic and driving. Espionage, Pirates, Action Adventure. Instrumental, Military, Battle Commencing
Epic dramatic Hans Zimmer inspired theme, full orchestration, featured instruments include french horn, piano, soaring violins, and BIG rumbling bass drums and drones.... definitely a big budget sound ! Instrumental, Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
Solo piano composition inspired by true love, influences of Danny Elfman, James Horner, Yann Tiersen. Very intimate opening, building to emotional and passionate climax. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
perfect chill groove for most urban settings. Very hooky melody countered by an unforgettable string motif, sure to get stuck in your head. There is a mysterious undertone in secions, especially the final minute of the piece, that leaves you with an "up to no good" vibe.. never know what can happen. Instrumental, RnB, Contemporary RnB