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")
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 Music, Contemporary Gospel