Songwriter, Lyricist, Arranger, Producer

In the area of popular music, Jimmy creates music, lyrics, arrangements and productions for songs that have been recorded and performed in many mediums and genres:

  • Television – his songs have been broadcast internationally on Emmy Award winning shows/ movies like:

    The Sopranos
    Touched By An Angel
    All My Children
    The Young and the Restless
    One Life to Live
    The Jamie Foxx Show
    Witness to the Mob

    Broadcasts have been in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Venezuela and twenty other countries.

  • Classic songs – Under the name Classic Songs he writes songs in classic pop, rock and blues styles specifically for TV. Here are some examples: (Click the Play button to listen after each example.)

    • Such a Night – fifties style doo wop
    • Pretty Pictire – Doors style rock
    • Blue Eyed Baby – Van Morrison style rock
    • Movin’ – Stones style sixties rock
    • Right By Your Side – seventies pop style
    • Lost and Alone – Patsy Cline country style
    • Cuddle Up – Elvis style

  • Recording Business – An accomplished composer, arranger and conductor, he has worked with legendary artists like Motown artist Martha Reeves, Warner Brothers artists Stuff, and Columbia artist Eric Gale, and saxophonist George Coleman. He has been a songwriter and arranger for a number of legendary artists in the recording business:

    His original music for those artists were featured at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and NY nightclubs The Bottom Line, The Blue Note, Boomer’s and Mikell’s.

    R&B/Pop - Jimmy created R&B/Pop songs, co-produced, and arranged for legendary guitarist, Columbia/Electra artist, Eric Gale. Working with Grammy award winning composer Bob James, they created the Eric Gale albums Island Breeze and Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, both on Electra Records.

    • We’ll Make It (Sooner or Later) from Island Breeze /Electra – by Eric Gale

    • I Know That’s Right from Island Breeze /Electra – by Eric Gale

    For the same album, he also arranged the well know Crusaders song My Momma Told Me So.

    • My Momma Told Me So from Island Breeze /Electra – by Eric Gale

    Jimmy also writes songs in many other Popular genres:


    • Holding Your Dream


    • Stranded

    On assignment from SONY/Greece he wrote series of songs combining the elements of Hard Rock with Greek folk music for Greek artist Dalida.-

    • Dalida 1
    • Dalida 2
    • Dalida 3
    • Dalida 4

    In addition, he creates a repertoire of original music which he terms “World Jazz” - combining Brazilian, Calypso, African and Greek musics with Jazz. His original band New Grooves recorded and performed these pieces throughout the New England area.

    • "Maracana (The Freedom March)" from New Grooves
    • "African Violet" – from New Grooves
    • "Build, Dream, and Sing" – from New Grooves
    • "Dionysian Dance" – from New Grooves
    • "Bye Bye Brazil" – from New Grooves