BIOGRAPHY: JIM TULLIO
As a young student, Jim Tullio began studying composition and orchestration with the great twentieth century composer, Aaron Copland. He has had a long successful career as a Composer, Producer and Engineer and has garnered many awards including two coveted Grammy Awards and an Emmy. He has produced and composed easily identifiable catchy television and radio commercials and jingles for major corporations such as: Ford, McDonald's Budweiser, BMW, Chevrolet and countless others known to households across the country. He scored and won an Emmy for the PBS series, "Look At Me," as well as composing and producing music for HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC and MTV.
Among the many illustrious artists for whom he has either arranged, produced, or composed music, the long list has included stellar icons such as: Mavis Staples, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Ritchie Havens, David Bromberg, John Martyn, Sonia Dada, Dave Mason, Steve Goodman, and Michael Smith.
As a brilliant bass player, Jim has performed with John Prine, David Amram, Leonard Cohen, Loudin Wainwright, Ritchie Havens, Joe Venuti, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Goodman, Corky Siegel, and Bonnie Koloc.
Around the year 2000, Jim started Blue Phantom Records with Rob Fraboni and Keith Richards (of the Rolling Stones) and signed artists: Los Lonely Boys, Nicholas Tremulis, Sir Mac Rice and Blondie Chaplin.
He has forged music business partnerships, and for a number of years, was co-owner of Tullio Rans Music (Rans wrote "Material Girl" for Madonna among other accomplishments)
Currently, Jim is the owner of Tullio Music where he continues to produce, arrange and compose for music industry giants. Among Jim's most recent production success, "Have a Little Faith," released in 2005 for Mavis Staples, won the Blues Music Award (W.C. Handy Award) for "Best Blues Album" and "Best Soul/Blues Album". The title song, "Have A Little Faith,"which Jim Tullio co-wrote with Jimmy Weider from "The Band," won "Song Of The Year." Winter of 2006 heralded the release of the late Steve Goodman's, "Live at the Earl" CD that Jim produced, and is now available on the Red Pajamas label.
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