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Jimmy lifton music page


Jimmy Lifton is a renowned keyboardist, singer, songwriter and composer. His work has been published by Motown Records, as well as having appeared in numerous movies. He has been signed to Atlantic Records and has performed as a solo artist in such infamous venues as The House of Blues and The Troubadour. Lifton continues to perform today as The Jimmy Lifton Band, a 10 piece Delta Blues, Gospel ensemble.

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Jimmy Lifton movie director and producer page

Lifton continues to write, produce and direct feature films

Recent titles have included “War Flowers” starring Christina Ricci and “Bad to the Bone”. Also recent productions written and produced by Lifton include “Blind Sided”, “Timepiece” and “The Gunman”. Lifton has just finished producing and cowrote “Red Sneakers” and directed and co-wrote “Nanas Pancakes”. Currently in post production is Lifton’s “What Is and What Should Never Be”, written, produced and directed by Jimmy”.

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jimmy Lifton video page

Welcome to the Jimmy Lifton video library

You will find all the videos related to the legendary man. This section has been designed for the viewers to take a look at all the work contributed by Jimmy Lifton and Oracle Post. Start watching now!

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Jimmy lifton awards

Nominated for fifteen Golden Reel Awards, he has won five

Jimmy Lifton has been nominated for fifteen Golden Reel Awards and has won five. He has been nominated for five Emmys and has won two (The Penguins of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda)

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Born on January 13, 1955, in Detroit, Michigan, James Ian Lifton, aka Jimmy Lifton is a renowned American musician, director, producer, writer and composer. It did not take long for the talented young Jimmy Lifton to begin his career. Before he was sixteen years old, he was offered the apprenticeship to the Master Organist for the Detroit Symphony, graduated from the Toronto Conservatory of Music and attended Berklee College of Music. Jimmy Lifton’s first professional band was “Merlin”. This band earned the status of the very first Detroit based mixed race Rock and Roll band. The band performed throughout the state including the People’s Ballroom in Ann Arbor and opening for Bob Seger and Mitch Rider.

Jimmy Lifton co-founded Orphan Records, which was considered one of the United States’ great R&B, Pop and pioneering house music labels.  Billboard magazine nominated Jimmy Lifton’s music video “Harmony” as the Best Independent Production of the year. He also managed to rank two in the charts of music videos. He worked himself up to the 22 in the record charts of the U.S.

Jimmy Lifton co-founded Oracle Post, a post-production facility, in 1996. As President of Oracle Post, he worked with the major studios including Warner Brothers, Disney, Paramount, Sony and Nickelodeon.

Jimmy Lifton has produced numerous feature films and television episodes.  He has directed and written many of those productions as well.

Jimmy Lifton has been nominated for fifteen Golden Reel Awards and has won five. He has been nominated for five Emmys and has won two (The Penguins of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda)

Jimmy Lifton is currently an active producer, director and composer of features and television. He is the Founder and CEO of Lifton Institute of Media Arts and Sciences (LIMS) which trains Veterans and unemployed adults to be crew members for the movie and television industry.

Jimmy Lifton is a man who has contributed greatly to the entertainment industry and has earned accolades from around the world.