James Linahon is an award winning music producer, composer and trumpet artist with more than 300 recording projects for Film, Television, Radio, Musical Theater and CD/DVD's to his credit. Jim has an extensive background as a performer/studio musician, and has produced and recorded for a wide diversity of artists, studios and agencies including Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Arsenio Hall, Barry Manilow,, Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Mancini, Sarah Vaughn, Beverly Sills, Warner Bros., The Walt Disney Co., Sony, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, A&E, World Projects International, The United States Department of State and The United Nations.
Jim's Grammy , Emmy and Downbeat award winning projects cross section a wide range of genre's including the ABC Network Series "Oceanus", the NBC "Tournament of Roses Parade", the BBC "All-American Boy's Choir & London Symphony" (England), the Los Angeles Jazz Workshop, The Young Americans, The Brass Machine (Australia), Yoshi Kono (Japan), The International Trombone Quartet (Germany), The North Atlantic Jazz Alliance (Germany), 2000 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (Australia), EPCOT Center opening ceremony music (Disney World) and "on air" music for the unveiling of the refurbished Statue of Liberty (New York). Jim served the U.S. State Department as a United States Jazz Ambassador to the Middle East & Africa (1996-97), and a fanfare from his classical trumpet CD Gradus ad Parnassum" (CBS/Discovery) was chosen as the Official Fanfare for the United Nations for 1997-'98.
In 2004 Jim's production company LMP finished completion of a new recording studio in Los Angeles "LMP Studios" designed by world renown architects studio:bauton. His recent work includes CD/DVD's for the Tokyo Jazz Orchestra (Japan) - the King of Thailand's Inaugural Southeast Asia Orchestra & Wind Ensemble Festival (Bangkok, Thailand) -nine times Grammy Nominated CD "Jazztet" by the Westwind Brass (San Diego,CA) -a new CD on the LMP Record label ACM (American Creative Music) for Italian Trumpet Virtuoso Andrea Tofanelli (Rome, Italy) entitled "FLAMINGO" - a new Documentary Film "in progress" for PBS/A&E on legendary jazz artist Rich Matteson entitled "Portrait Of An Original", and production of a new song for the 2008/2010 International Olympic Committee "When You Believe".
In October 2007 Jim's LMP Studios projects received eleven NARAS Grammy Nominations for the 2008 50th Anniversary Grammy Awards.