Jim Anderson (sound engineer)

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Jim Anderson
Genres Jazz and acoustic music
Occupation(s) Record producer, sound engineer and audio mixer
Associated acts Eubie Blake, Sonny Rollins, Ella Fitzgerald, and Charles Mingus

Jim Anderson is an internationally recognized recording engineer and producer for acoustic music in the recording, radio, television, and film industries.[1][2]

Early career[edit]

After starting his career in sound at the college radio station while attending Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, Anderson then worked for almost seven years at National Public Radio as a broadcast technician.[3]


Anderson is the recipient of numerous awards and nominations in the recording industry, including ten Grammy-awarded recordings and 26 Grammy-nominated recordings, as well as two George Foster Peabody Awards for radio programs and two Emmy Award nominations for television programs. His surround mix of Patricia Barber's 'Modern Cool' won the Grammy for Best Surround Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, February 2013 http://www.grammy.com/nominees?genre=54. Jane Ira Bloom's "Sixteen Sunsets" received a Grammy nomination for Best Surround Album in 2014. In 2006, he was named a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society.

Educational and industry activities[edit]

Anderson has been a frequent lecturer and master-class guest faculty member at leading international institutes, including the Berklee School of Music; McGill University; Banff Centre of the Arts; Berlin University of the Arts; University of Luleå (Sweden); the New School; Penn State University; University of Massachusetts/Lowell and others. Jim has chaired conventions for the Audio Engineering Society (AES) in New York, received the AES Fellowship Award, and is a Past-President of the AES.[4] Still active in recording, Jim is also a Professor at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and the Institute's former chair.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Thomas Conrad. "Jazz Times". Retrieved 2010-07-28. If audiophiles ran the world, would not all jazz recordings get made...by great engineers like...Jim Anderson...? 
  2. ^ Doug Ramsey. "All About Jazz". Retrieved 2010-07-28. superior sound by first-rate engineers like Jim Anderson 
  3. ^ Robert Baird. "Aural Robert". Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  4. ^ Clive Young. "Pro Sound News". Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  5. ^ Audio Engineering Society. "AudioXPress". Retrieved 2010-07-28.