Multi platinum producer extraordinaire James “Jimmy Jam” Harris announced today details surrounding his first album or original material–30 years in the making–with production partner Terry Lewis. Harris and Lewis have enlisted the vocals of long-time friends and collaborators Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Baby Face, among others, on their forthcoming full-length.
In an illustrious career that has spanned more than three decades, Jam and Lewis have worked with artists such as Herb Alpert, TLC, Sounds of Blackness, Yolanda Adams, Jordan Knight, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher, Johnny Gill, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Prince, Spice Girls,Vanessa Williams, George Michael, Melanie B, Rod Stewart, Kelly Price, Gwen Stefani, New Edition, Eric Benet, Pia Zadora, SOLO, and The Human League.
On Saturday, Entertainment Scoop caught up with Jimmy Jam at the 18th Annual Design Care Gala. Held at the private estate of Sugar Ray Leonard in Pacific Palisades, the star studded black-tie fundraiser was attended by Arsenio Hall, Daisy Fuentes, Rev. Jesse Jackson, NBA All-Star Chris Paul, Alan Thicke and many more while benefiting autism and Parkinson’s disease. Watch the full interview below.
Producer Jimmy Jam Announces Star Studded Album Details
Now in its 18th year, the Annual Design Care Gala featured a special musical performance by Ledisi and Joshua Ledet, and a fashion show by designer Michael Costello.
The Gala also honored Chris Paul (NBA – Los Angeles Clippers) with the 2016 HollyRod Autism Angel on the Path Award, Latonzia Montgomery (mother of three children with autism) with the 2016 HollyRod Autism Champion Award, Kevin Keller (Board member, Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism) with the 2016 HollyRod Autism Champion Award, and Target with the 2016 HollyRod Corporate Champion Award.
Inspired by a father and a son, HollyRod Foundation was formed in 1997 by actress, Holly Robinson Peete and her husband former NFL quarterback, Rodney Peete.
The HollyRod Foundation is dedicated to providing help and hope to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease.