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Jimmie Haskell

About Jimmie Haskell

Jimmie Haskell-Composer/Arranger/Conductor/Music Producer of Chords, Inc.-is a musical icon known throughout the world. Jimmie was born in the New York City area or NY and moved to Los Angeles, CA when he was just nine years old. Playing gigs in studios around Los Angeles and nightclubs on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood was the beginning of his renowned musical career. He played the accordion for a band called "The Bachelors".

Jimmie was the Composer, Music Supervisor, Musical Director, Music Conductor, Music Arranger and/or Orchestrator of approximately 31 films, 32 TV movies and 445 TV episodes. He has also worked with over 20 symphony orchestras and numerous broadway shows.

Throughout his career, Jimmie received 3 Grammy Awards, 1 Primetime Emmy Award, 2 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations and other awards. He composed, arranged, conducted and/or produced over 135 Gold and Platinum albums. He his also the winner of 3 Clio Awards, 2 Addy Awards and 1 Cable Car Award.

He currently lives in the Orange County area with his lovely wife, Barbara Haskell, and is still composing, arranging, conducting and producing music at his studio.

Jimmie Haskell's music is featured in these films and TV shows:

The Matrix
Cool World
Three Kings
Grace of My Heart
Pulp Fiction
Meet The Parents
Mr. Holland's Opus
Married to the Mob
When Harry Met Sally
Almost Famous
Nurse Betty
The Color Purple
Fools Rush In
License to Drive
My Strange Uncle
King of the Gypsies
Mulholland Falls
Love Potion #9
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ode To Billy Joe
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Laverne & Shirley
Woody Wood Pecker
The Tonight Show
Land of the Lost
The Hollywood Squares
The Doris Day Show
The Andy Williams Show
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
Plus many more

Artists that have recorded with Jimmie Haskell include:

Steely Dan
Barbra Streisand
Tina Turner
Michael Jackson
Jackson 5
Pearl Jam
Celine Dion
Puff Daddy
Boyz II Men
k.d. lang
Etta James
Billy Joel
B.B. King
Gladys Knight
Sheryl Crow
Crosby, Stills and Nash
Elvis Presley
Simon & Garfunkel
The Bee Gees
Neil Diamond
The Doobie Brothers
Damn Yankees
Belinda Carlisle
John Denver
Jose Feliciano
Donny Osmond
The Osmonds
Diana Ross
Dean Martin
The Monkees
The Moody Blues
Kenny Rankin
Pat Boone
Glen Campbell
Sam Cooke
Bobby Darin
Mac Davis
Fats Domino
Dan Fogelberg
Bobbie Gentry
The Four Tops
The Grassroots
Engelbert Humperdinck
Harry James
The Lettermen
Barry Manilow
Bette Midler
Ricky Nelson
Sarah Brightman
Linda Ronstadt
Aaron Neville
Wayne Newton
Laura Nyro
Minnie Riperton
Iris Larrat (Canada)
Estella Nunez (Mexico)
Andy Russell (Mexico)
Masashi Sada (Japan)
Yuki Katsuragi (Japan)
Tetsuro Oda (Japan)
Ozaki (Japan)
Alain Barriere (France)
Dave (France)
Veronique Sansone (France)
Scaffel Pike (Sweden)
Fred Bongusto (Italy)
Roberto Carlos (Brazil)
Plus many more

Symphonies and orchestras that Jimmie Haskell conducted and/or wrote arrangements for include:

Boston POPS
New York Symphony
LA Philharmonic
Los Angeles Pops Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London
London Symphony
The National Symphony Orchestra in Moscow
San Diego Symphony
San Jose Symphony
San Antonio Symphony
Colorado Symphony
Oregon Symphony
Atlanta Symphony
Alabama Symphony
Indianapolis Symphony
Milwaukee Symphony
Cincinnati Symphony
National Symphony Orchestra
Buffalo Philharmonic
Puerto Rico Symphony
Guayaquil Symphony in Ecuador
North Carolina Symphony
Utah Symphony
Plus many more

Jimmie Haskell was the Arranger and/or Orchestrator for these Broadway Shows:

Bette Midler in New York City (Radio City Music Hall), Studio City (Universal Amphitheater) and Las Vegas
THE FOREST in Berlin, New York City and Los Angeles
Clams on the Half Shell
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suite

The winner of 3 Clio Awards, 2 Addy Awards and 1 Cable Car Award, Jimmie Haskell wrote the music for these commercials:

29 Pacific Bell Telephone (Including Pacific Telephone and Pacific Northwest Bell)
Brisa Beer (en Espanol)
Tang (en Espanol)
La Opinion (en Espanol)
Hills Bros. Coffee
Honda Tact (Japan)
Honda Dio (Japan)
ANA (All Nippon Airlines – Tokyo to Beijing)
Konica (Japan)
Blendy (Japan)
Phillip Morris (Japan)
United Airlines
Sea & Ski
Mutual of Omaha
Borden Ice Cream (Japan)
California Wine Time (Japan)