IMSTA FESTA Toronto, which is taking place Oct. 17 at Ryerson University, has announced Jimmy Douglass will deliver the keynote speech at this years’ event. Jimmy Douglass is an American four-time Grammy-winning recording engineer and record producer, whose prolific career has spanned more than four decades.
In the early 1970s Douglass worked with some of the greatest engineers, producers, and record moguls including Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler and Ahmet Ertegun. He went on to work with great Atlantic Recording artists such as Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Led Zepellin, and AC/DC to name a few. During the 1980s, he engineered and produced established artists including The Rolling Stones, Roxy Music and Gang of Four. In 1994, he began working with up and coming contemporary R&B/hip hop producer Timbaland and served as his main engineer for more than a decade. They would eventually collaborate on classic projects from artists such as Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Ginuwine and Jay-Z.
Beginning the new millennium, Douglass continued engineering and mixing more Timbaland-produced projects including Snoop Dogg, Bjork and Grammy winning albums for Justin Timberlake. Among the artists he also mixed are Sean Paul, Kanye West, Ludacris, Al Green, John Legend and Duran Duran. Presently, he continues to display his versatility by remaining current while drawing from his years of experience. His hard work and immense talent has carved a place for him among some of the most respected engineers and mixers in the world.
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