Jim Annunziato: Specialty Engineer
Jim was born and raised on Long Island. When he was a child he had a passion for electronics and music. Recording was a natural step in his evolution. After graduating high school he went to a well known music and recording school in Dix Hills; Five Towns College. Under the direction of his mentor, Jim was inspired to perfect his craft of recording music. He graduated top of his class and quickly started his professional career as part of a Grammy Winning Elite Production team based out of Glen Cove, NY. He worked with some of the most talented and successful producers and engineers at the time. While working for this Elite Production team, Jim contributed his talents to the making of many multi-platinum records, as well as some award winning soundtracks for big motion picture movies.
In 2004, Jim got his first taste of the prestigious Grammy Awards. A soundtrack for a Miramax movie that Jim had worked on won a Grammy in the category Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. That movie was called Chicago with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, and Richard Gere. Chicago went on to win 13 Oscars, including one for Best Sound.
In 2013, Jim received his second recognition from the Academy with the Marc Anthony smash hit, “Vivir Mi Vida”. Jim received a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. The song also won Billboard Music Awards for Latin Pop Song of the Year and Tropical Song of the Year in 2014. As well as a Lo Nuestro Award for Tropical Song of the Year in 2014.
Jim’s pleasant demeanor and vast organizational skills have earned him the reputation of an engineer that people want working on their project. His constant pursuit for perfection shows in his work. He also spends vast amounts of his spare time working with companies seeking to improve and push the limits of recording technologies. Helping to find ways to make the recording process seamless for musicians so that the creativity can flow without interruption. He has been on the forefront of the experimental remote recording process that has contributed to the success of many albums. One such album is Iconos. A 2010 release by Marc Anthony that is a collection of traditional Latin songs performed by Marc.
Jim currently is listed as an Apogee Symphony Artist as well as having received a few other endorsements from companies such as Source Elements and 2Q.