Jeff Silverman (born January 19, 1954) is a veteran producer, engineer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, singer, music/audio editor and composer for film and TV. He is also a former (LA) Motown staff writer and has nearly 40 years’ of experience in the music industry. Jeff is a voting member of NARAS, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences -Producers & Engineers (P&E) Wing and a member of NPN (Nashville Publishers Network).
He has worked on Gold, Platinum, Grammy, Billboard charting and projects for artists such as Rick Springfield, The Allman Brothers Band B.J. Thomas, Nick Gilder, Charice, Boyz to Men, David Cassidy, George Clinton, Paula Abdul, Prince, Kevin Raleigh, Jules Shear, Hiroshima, Michael Peterson and Stephen Bishop. Jeff also engineered on the Emmy Nominated “MISTS OF AVALON,” with Palette Records’ artist, Aeone.
He now works and resides in Mount Juliet,/Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, artist, singer and songwriter, Debra Lyn whom he married in 2004. Jeff Silverman is founder, owner and operator of Palette Music • Studio • Productions (MSP), Virtual Studio Nashville (VSN) and Co-Founder of Palette Records with artist Debra Lyn.
Silverman was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He started playing piano at the age of 5 and then guitar at the age of 10. He made the decision to make music a lifelong career after seeing the Beatles perform live on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. He wrote and performed his original material all throughout high school, focusing mainly on his guitar and bass skills until graduating. Neshannock High School in 1972. He then began a nationwide tour with several different bands including his own.
After traveling and touring around the USA, Jeff arrived in LA in 1976 and was immediately hired by Rick Springfield as his lead guitarist / background vocalist for his US tour for the "Wait for Night" album. He was then signed to his first production contract as a singer / songwriter / artist by Rick’s production company, Carman Productions, owned and operated by Sound City Studio owners and founders, Joe Gottfried and Tom Skeeter.
Jeff spent several years and 100’s of hours recording and developing his artist career while partnering with co-producer/engineer, Bill Drescher, in the legendary Sound City Studios. During this time, Jeff was a session guitarist/vocalist and toured as lead guitar player with acts such as Redbone and Roger Miller. He also continued to write, record, perform and produce songs with Rick Springfield and many other iconic artists (re: discography). The Springfield/Silverman collaboration and their culmination of songs & recordings that Rick and Jeff wrote and produced together, eventually became their first co-artist release on Frontiers Records in 2010 entitled “From The Vault” (A collection of Works by Rick Springfield and Jeff Silverman).
In 1988, Jeff was signed to Motown’s publishing company, Stone Diamond Music, by music industry icon, Lester Sill. This connection led to an introduction and work with Berry Gordy and his sons, Rodney and Kerry Gordy. Kerry worked as VP of A&R and artist development at Paisley Park (a joint venture between Time-Warner and “Prince”). Kerry also served as Vice President of A&R for Warner Bros. Records Black Music Division. This connection led to Jeff working on many of Kerry’s projects such as Prince, Stepchild, Belize, Eljai, George Clinton and Rosie Gaine.
After 30 years residing in LA, in 2006, Jeff and Debra Lyn moved to Nashville, TN, where he continues to pursue his artistic endeavors.
Film and TV credits
Jeff Silverman has provided music editing, mixing, mastering, performing and /or composer services for companies such as 20th Century Fox, Paramount Studios, MCA / Universal, MGM, Invasion America for DreamWorks, CatDog for Nickelodeon, 4Kids Entertainment, Scrubs (TV series) for Touchstone TV, Island Pictures, Sonic X episodes for FOX, Sabrina: The Animated Series for DIC, Recess (TV series) for Disney, Advantage Audio and Barbie for Mattel. (re: film and tv credits)
2017 – Hollywood Music and Media (HMMA) song nomination for Wallflower with Swedish songwriter Niclas Lundin
2017 – Hollywood Music and Media (HMMA) Producer / Production nomination for Wallflower
2016 – Hollywood Music and Media (HMMA) nominated with Debra Lyn – Producer / Production for “ Gimme Some Lovin’ ”
2016 – Hollywood Music and Media (HMMA) Producer / Production nomination for 2 Funk with artist Tyler Reese
2015 – Hollywood Music and Media (HMMA) – Winner - New Age /Ambient for Aeone’s LOVE IS A HEALER
Live Performance Credits
Lead guitar player for Rick Springfield, Roger Miller, Tim Weisberg and Red Bone.
Union and Group Affiliations
Musicians Union Local 47
Nashville Publishers Network
Voting member of the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers (P&E) Wing
- ↑ Nashville Publishers Network Member Bio Information.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Palette Music/Studio/Productions’ Remarkable Legacy and Commitment to Supporting Artists Comes Alive in Re-Imagined New Website". PRWeb. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11402963.htm.
- ↑ "Pioneering New Record Label Palette Records is on a Mission to Promote “Art in Music” and Elevate Proactive Independent Artists to the Next Level". PRWeb. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11381019.htm.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "VSN | Jeff SIlverman, Producer, Mixing, Mastering, Nashville TN" (in en-US). Virtual Studio Nashville. https://virtualstudionashville.com/about-jeff-silverman/.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "News-Americana Singer-Songwriter Debra Lyn" (in en-US). Debra Lyn. http://debralyn.com/news/.
- ↑ Srl, Frontiers Music. Frontiers Music Srl | Record Label (en).
- ↑ BROTHERS OF THE ROAD.
- ↑ "Jeff Silverman Discography | Virtual Studio Nashville" (in en-US). Virtual Studio Nashville. https://virtualstudionashville.com/jeff-silverman-discography/.
- ↑ Elliot, Russ. Review Digest - Review of Love is the Healer at Musical Discoveries.
- ↑ New Age/Ambient/World Music Reviews.
- ↑ Stacy’s Music Row Report- Stacy's Music Reviews.
- ↑ Tyler Reese: “Reminiscence" - lively, innovative, and rewarding Jazz Fusion - JamSphere (en-US).
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