Jimmy Hotz - Producer, Engineer, Musician, Inventor, Musical Instrument Designer, Director, Author and Consultant with broad experience in a vast range of skills covering the entertainment and technical fields.
Entertainment Professionals Jimmy Hotz has worked with in one or more of the above capacities include Fleetwood Mac, B.B. King, Yes, NSYNC, Justin Timberlake, John Laraio aka Mobius 8, Dave Mason, Leon Russell, Jon Anderson, Kitaro, Steve Winwood, Chicago, Bill Champlin, Danny Seraphine, Tris Imboden, Doane Perry (Jethro Tull),
Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Rait, Gary Wright, Phoebe Snow, Terry Reid, Kim Basinger, Dan Aykroyd, Les Paul, Donny Osmond, Patty Loveless, Paul Haslinger (Tangerine Dream), Becky Hobbs, Mike Lawler (The Allman Brothers, James Brown), Jerry Williams,
Ray Kennedy, the Association, ArkAngel, Kemper Crabb, Petra, the Memphis Horns, Wayne Jackson, Billy Lee Riley, Mountain Smoke, Hal Clifford, Vince Gill, Maya, Speedy West Jr., David Powell, Terry Rose, Golden Speer, Rusty Golden, Chris Golden, Mason Williams, the Smothers Brothers, Roger McGuinn, Emmy Lou Harris,
John Hendrix, Shock Therapy, Giant Killer, Pete Tyler, Joe Savage, Bill Tillman, Memphis, Herschel Berry and the Natives, Palamino, Dove, Vision, Alex Acuña, Chris Hicks, Anita White, ScottGershin, Noize Suppressor, Haven, Veronika Sandor, Gregg Giuffria, Kevin Gilroy, Jim Krueger, Dan Haggerty, Richard Dashut, Greg Ladanyi, John Jones, Piers Plaskitt, John Morales,
Jonathan David Brown, Brian Ross, Jack Kellman, Brett Leonard, Dan Mapes, David Clark, Frank Foster, Pat Davis, Ryan Donowho, Wade Robson, Mark Tindle, Kevin Tancharoen, Ted Curtis, Drew Barlow, Reese Gray, and many others. Guest performers while working with Leon Russell also included Eric Clapton, Edgar Winter, Gary Busey, Gregg Allman and Willie Nelson.
Some of the major companies that have sought Jimmy's technical advice include Microsoft, Intel, Electronic Arts, Atari, Laserium, Sid and Marty Kroft, Sunn, JBL and many others.
Countless musicians have used products that Hotz helped create and/or build from his early days at JBL onward.
Jimmy was the Chief Visionary behind the Zuma 3D Graphics software, which won the 2001 Computer Graphics World Innovation Award. It was first debut at a Yes Concert in Los Angeles and then featured on the NSync Pop Odessy tour.
Hotz has done sessions in many well-known studios including Ocean Way, The Complex, Conway, Record One, Studio 55, Larrabee Sound Studios, Sound City, The Village Recorder, Rumbo, Westlake, Rivendell, Westoaks Recorders, Cherokee, The Grand, Bullet, Woodland, Fireside, Studio 7, Bensons, Associated Artists, Producers Workshop, Granny's House and others, as well as the private studios of Leon Russell, Dave Mason, B.B. King, Gary Wright, Doanne Perry, Jerry Williams and Jon Anderson, to name a few.