Producer, songwriter, artist, and arranger, Jacques Burvick has been the backbone for many successful projects in the musical genres of Jazz, R&B, Dance, Hip Hop and Pop. With a history of Billboard success, Jacques has worked with renowned recording artists to include: Norman Connors, Lonnie Liston Smith, Angela Bofill, Maysa, Jean Carne, Pharaoh Sanders, Freddy Hubbard, Roy Ayers, Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers, Kim Waters, Marion Meadows, Rachelle Farrell, Tom Brown, Willie Colon, the late Phyllis Hyman, Grover Washington Jr., Jon Lucien, Stanley Turrentine, and others.
Jacques has produced, performed and written material appearing on CAPITOL, MOTOWN, ARISTA, RCA, CBS, BUDDAH, ELECTRA, SONY, BMG and EMI RECORDS. He began his professional music career in Latin Jazz, as a member of Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers before signing with Buddah records as a recording artist and later recording and touring as long-time Musical Director with Grammy nominated recording artist Norman Connors.
A native of New York, NY, and a self-taught pianist, Jacques has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, South America, the Middle East, and Asia. He gained notoriety as the king of synth keyboards and is known for his writing and production across multiple genres.
He has worked extensively with Black Entertainment Television creating works ranging from the production of music featured in national advertising and marketing campaigns in addition to appearing as on-air host for the internationally distributed television show JAZZ CENTRAL that featured performances by legendary and popular recording artist on the BET JAZZ cable television network.
Previous projects include serving as music director for the Paul Robeson Film Festival at Howard University and the co-production of a documentary film entitled: Alpha Achiever Sankofa: A Journey to Ghana, West Africa. He was commissioned by Essence Magazine co-founder Clarence O. Smith, to produce a suite of multicultural music compilations. The project was recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Los Angeles, CA, New York and Washington, DC and featured legendary and break out recording artists including: Luciana Mello, the late Ollie Woodson, Edmon Costa, Alexandre Lucas, Marva King, Denise Stewart, Diana Booker, and others. The flagship recording of the suite is entitled Soul of Brazil and was released in Brazil, Europe and Asia. Soul of Brazil is a collection of fusion compositions that blends Brazilian Soul with American R&B and Jazz rhythms.
In the hip hop genre, Jacques music has been sampled frequently by some of the most successful. Legal collaborations include the composition "Lightsaber" by artist Logic featuring C Dot Castero on the 2023 album "College Park". Also, the song "AEAO" with Hip Hop producer DJ Premier performed by Korean recording artist Dynamic Duo. The song has resulted in chart topping success in the Asia market and is included on the 2016 soundtrack to theNBA 2K16 basketball simulation video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. Jacques was also featured on the record "Therapy" by the late rap artist Mac Miller.
In addition to global live performances that showcase his stellar musical talent, Jacques is working on upcoming literary projects to include a literary novel and an original screenplay. The storyline features a team of multi ethnic characters, led by a black super hero, exploring the future of the Hip Hop music culture. As a journalist, Jacques has worked as a contributing writer to the national health & fitness magazine HEART & SOUL. As the founder of Valda Entertainment, he is on a constant mission to innovate and evolve in all musical genres and artistic expressions while preserving the foundation of music education.
Jacques can be seen as a host of JAZZ CENTRAL, a cable television show featuring performances by legendary and popular performers and aired internationally on the BET JAZZ cable network. As a journalist, Jacques' has launched a music industry web publications Artist Who Move and the Producer's Corner Blogs. As as contributing writer his work was included in a feature article on famed female boxer Laila Ali that was published as the cover story in the national health & fitness magazine HEART & SOUL.
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