Composer/arranger/conductor/music producer exraordinaire Jimmie Haskell was roasted and toasted at ASMAC’s February, 2015 luncheon, hosted by Wink Martindale, a longtime friend of Haskell. The entertaining luncheon featured many of Jimmie’s friends and associates – from Pat Boone to Van Alexander, Joe DeCenzo, Val Garay, and Ira Hearshen along with video messages from many of the talented performers Jimmie has worked with including The Waters, David Byrne, Weird Al Yankovik.
Jimmie has composed 31 feature films, 32 TV movies and 445 episodes of television, plus he has arranged, conducted and/or produced over 135 Gold and Platinum CD’s and records including his three Grammys as Best Arrangement for “If You Leave Me Now” by Chicago; “Ode to Billy Joe” by Bobby Gentry, and “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” by Simon & Garfunkel. Jimmie also received an Emmy Award plus 3 more nominations, 3 Clios, two Addy’s and a Cable Car Award!
The list of individuals Jimmie has worked with is a ‘who’s who’ of the music business — Steely Dan, Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, Elvis Presley, Kenny Rankin, Simon and Garfunkel, The Bee Gees, Blondie, Pat Boone, Glen Campbell, Roberto Carlos (Brazil) , CHICAGO, Sam Cooke, Crosby, Stills, Nash, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Fats Domino, The Doobie Brothers, Jose Feliciano, Bobbie Gentry, Engelbert Humperdinck, Michael Jackson, Harry James, Billy Joel, B.B. KING, Gladys Knight, Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, Ricky Nelson, Aaron Neville, Wayne Newton and hundreds more.
In addition, he has arranged and conducted for symphony orchestras throughout the world as well as numerous broadway and off broadway shows.
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