343 Ryder Hall

Jim Anderson, BM

Lecturer, Music Production, Music Industry

After high school, Mr. Anderson toured for a year as an original member of Liberty/United Artists’ recording group “the Jackals”, and began working as a studio guitarist in the NYC area. In 1974, he graduated with a B.M. in Applied Music from Berklee College of Music, where he taught guitar and theory for five years. As one of the founders of Sound Techniques Recording Studios in Boston, for the last 19 years he has performed on, produced and/or engineered dozens of projects with artists as diverse as Yo Yo Ma, Guns ‘N Roses, Livingston Taylor, and Clark Terry. He has been composing for over twenty years, and has worked extensively for The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and Animal Planet. He has won numerous awards including a Platinum Album Award for “The Spaghetti Incident” by Guns “N Roses, an ITVA Gold award for “Ninety Years” for Monterrey, Mexico, and an ITVA Gold Award for the score for “Bass Shoe of Wilton, Maine.” Mr. Anderson also composed the score for Fablevision’s award-winning animated film Living Forever, composed music for the highly acclaimed documentary, Mai’s America, and composed the score for recently released Pilgrimage into the Past.  His most recent television project was the theme for the Ask This Old House series on PBS. His most recent project was composing original music for Boston University’s newly opened Welcome Center. His most recent album production credits are “Noisy Old Men”, a CD featuring John Abercrombie, Mick Goodrick, Steve Swallow, and Gary Chaffee, and “Playing Time” by The Larry Baione Trio.

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