I’ve known and worked with Jeff since 1976, which is longer than most of you have been alive. And his extraordinary talents have only grown. He is a gifted songwriter, a guitar player I am extremely jealous of and he is deeply knowledgeable of all the latest and greatest recording technology/gear/software as well as all the infuriatingly complex stuff I could never comprehend in my wildest dreams!
He has co produced and co-written many songs with me and is extremely awesome at getting the best performance out of any player/singer/writer/furniture mover…sorry, that last one is a private joke that only Jeff and I get but I bet he’s laughing! I cannot say enough great things about this man. Everything he turns to he does well and with 1000% of his being. He is, which is not always the case with very talented people, a good guy.
Rick Springfield (Jeff’s pal)
Los Angeles, California
I have enjoyed dozens of Jeff’s recordings and I have come to this conclusion. Jeff knows only one way to write, perform, produce, arrange, engineer and mix. That way is to have the sweetest, cleanest, coolest and clearest recordings possible. Maintaining the feel and soul of a song while bringing technical perfection to the recording is a rare skill, but to Jeff, there is no other way. If I could play or sing I would be at Jeff’s studio right now.
John Mullins – Senior Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC
When I have good song ideas… I want them to become great songs. Once I have some great songs, I want them to become recordings I feel proud to share with the world. I also want to have fun with the process. I got all of that with Jeff. If that is what you are looking for, consider Jeff Silverman.
I have had the great pleasure of working with Jeff Silverman over many many years and in almost every capacity of his wide-ranging skill set. He is one of the most talented people I know and have worked with and has been an inspiration on my musical journey. I owe much of my own success to all that he has given me.
Jeff has been that gifted co-writer on a huge catalogue of songs written together, the producer and co-producer of my 1st and 2nd albums, Window to a World and The Woman’s Touch, both of which he mixed and mastered. He mixed and mastered my 3rd album Point of Faith and has played guitar and bass on practically every song I have ever written! On the scoring side, Jeff has been my music editor and mixer of music for over 30 movie trailer scores and licenses – along with mixing numerous cues and vocal performances for film and tv.
Jeff is an absolute master of sound and over the years, I have tested his ears and his skills to the utmost and each time, he has taken the music to another level – it’s as if the writing and creativity continue on during the mixing process. With his steady professional manner, one is inspired with confidence that even under the tightest of deadlines and challenging of circumstances, everything will be accomplished with the grace of ease and the highest quality of sound.
He is a talented songwriter, a consummate musician, an amazing producer and I consider him to be one of the finest mixing talents in the music business. In coming to Jeff Silverman with a project, whether it be as a co-writer, a producer or to mix and master, one can be assured that everything will be delivered on time and sounding as he would say, ‘like a record’. What more could one ask for.
Aeone – Artist & Composer – Angleterre Music
Los Angeles, California
Jeff Silverman produced me at his studio, Palette Studio, in Mt. Juliet. This was a match made in Heaven. Jeff and I complemented each other. We seemed to have an unspoken connection, the recording session went smoothly and what a pleasure it was to work together. I highly recommend working with Jeff Silverman.
I want to thank Jeff Silverman from Palette Studio for being co-producer with me on “Eleanor Rigby” and a host of other songs we did together which will be released soon. Jeff is awesome to work with and always brings his magic to the music. He’s a true brother and a great friend. Keep rockin Jeff!
Vinnie D. – Chronic Edge
The girls of Hangin with Stogie were honored and thrilled to work with Jeff Silverman at Palette Studio. Jeff had a unique way of bringing out the enthusiasm in their vocals, and his patience lended itself to the maximum performance and recording quality. His suggestions help shaped the music perfectly to fit the image and sound we were looking for. No track whether lead vocal, back up, harmonies, or instruments were settled for, we received the best every step of the way. The production was of the highest quality, and the finished product far exceeded our expectations. The pricing was within a budget we felt was extremely reasonable, especially in view of the world class musicians he provided. Recording just doesn’t get any better than this.
Hangin With Stogie
Christina, Megan, Kylie & William Reese, Executive Producer
I contacted Jeff with a view to remixing / mastering my EP. He was recommended to me as the right person to bring my music alive and for that I am truly grateful!!!
From the beginning Jeff made the whole process very easy to understand. This was important to me given that I am living in Ireland and Jeff is in the US so communication was important to me. Jeff clearly explained the process and what my options were. In the end I decided to just trust Jeff’s judgement and let him do what he does best. Jeff contacted some world class musicians to play on my EP, Tim Lorsch (who played for Kenny Chesney & Keith Urban), Steve Stokes (who played for Josh Turner & John Michael Montgomery) and Troy Klontz (who played for Brooks & Dunn and Roy Clark,) the results were amazing. It’s difficult to tell somone how you want your music to sound as you don’t know until you hear it. But, this was not a problem to Jeff, he understood my songs perfectly and captured my vision even though I didn’t really know what my vision was … until now!!!
Distance was never a problem, I have been in regular contact with Jeff – pretty much every day!! And he always listened to my opinions and took it onboard. I do have a tendency to ask A LOT of questions and Jeff always answered them fully.
Through this process we have produced an EP which I’m truly proud of. I never dreamed of producing an EP of this calibre. I can honestly say I love the results!!
I have not known Jeff for very long, but I already consider him to be a good friend and we will continue to work together on any future recordings which I might be involved in.
All I can say is thanks Jeff!
First of all I am proud to be able to call Jeff Silverman my friend. During times when I was down and things were hard, Jeff was always there for me to support me and to remind me that there is light at the end of each tunnel. In terms of song writing, arrangement, production, mixing and mastering there are not many people around who have such profound knowledge of music as to how to create great songs. Jeff’s production capacity is second to none, and it has been an absolute honour to have been be able to write songs with him, and to play on some of his creations. If you are looking for a producer who is not only world class, but who also really cares, go and work with Jeff Silverman.
Hellmut Wolf – Director at Wolf Entertainment
Jeff Silverman is without a doubt creative and insightful. He knew what I was looking for and followed through with hard work and went the extra mile. I would recommend Jeff to everyone that needs top-notch music production.
Kori Linae Carothers
Mission Viejo, California
How lucky we are to be working with someone like Jeff Silverman who has the creativity and experience to take our music to a whole new level and has not only the vision but the friends at hand to add instruments to the mix that has brought our music to a whole new dimension.
Joanne, Phil and Buddy – 7 Horses
Long Beach, New York
It has been a great experience working with Jeff. We have been working together from over 700 miles away but the process has never lost a personal feel. Jeff is full of creativity and great ideas, and his resume speaks for itself. He also has a great network of musicians we were able to tap into for help on our album. It has truly been a pleasure to work with someone of Jeff’s talent.
Steven Bower and Nate Boyd – Oxford Train
Rochester, New York
Jeff Silverman at Palette Studio in Mt Juliet mixed and mastered my CD titled “If I Was A Song” I chose Jeff because he was the only one who took time to meet with me, show his studio, play samples and create a detailed budget for my project with options. Jeff went above and beyond to make sure that I was happy with the progress of the project. I feel that the superior sound quality of my project could take on any major label release. To say that you will be 100% satisfied with the end results is an understatement. Jeff will listen to your vision and work with you to make it happen and that is a rare quality in Nashville.
I think Jeff is one of those persons you can never forget. His awesome talent to feel what you want to say or express in your track, plus his highest skills in recording, mixing and everything what you mean by ‘sound’, plus his great experience and connections in show biz that can bring the superstar musicians in his studio to record with you, and of course plus his amazing vegetable wrap (!!!) makes him the right man to work with. No matter what kind of music you make, no matter what language you speak – he’s the right choice.
You’ll know what I mean when you hear your song mix after Jeff’s magic… Best of luck to you man!
Your Kazakhstan pal
Just like any 15-year-old kid who would draw a picture or play catch with a baseball, writing songs and playing them with my band was just something I did. At first meeting up with Jeff, I thought he was going to give me some advice, which would have been the coolest thing ever. But what happened was, he made the songs come alive.
I don’t live in Nashville so to me, this made the idea of us collaborating impossible. Jeff came up with the idea of us working together on Skype with our computers. This was so amazing. It was like having studio time with him everyday! We worked and we laughed and we came up with some new ideas. He helped me overcome some vocal stuff and pushed me to go beyond what I thought I could do without making me feel like he was pushing me. I use everything I learned from him everyday.
When I got to his studio it was the most awesome place on the planet and if I ever had to run away that is where I would go! He has everything needed to kick out the best rockin’ tracks.
The best part about Jeff is that he really works hard to get a perfect song. He never gets tired and is never ready to stop, and he doesn’t even drink Starbucks all day like me! Thanks for everything Jeff and also for letting me mess with your 60s Les Paul Black Beauty. You are the BEST!
WORK AS MUSIC EDITOR FOR FILM AND TELEVISION:
Jeff is a creative artist in whatever he does. He always goes the next step above and beyond the competition. A true professional!
Denis M. Hannigan – Film and Television Composer
Hooligan Music, Inc.
Los Angeles, California
The feeling of knowing that what I will be listening back will always exceed my expectations, is the feeling I get when I work with Jeff. His musical sensibility for any visual media is just superb, and I feel lucky (and very relaxed) when I know that Jeff will be involved as music editor on any of my scoring projects. I admire Jeff’s perfectionism. However, most importantly than his many many many skills, is the fact that he is an amazing human being and a dear friend to me. I truly believe that in this so called music industry, It doesn’t get any better than working with a great friend who knows his craft as Jeff does.
Elik Alvarez, Film Composer
Los Angeles, California
I’ve worked with Jeff in several projects, ranging from TV anime to feature films and his work always amazes me. I rely on him for editing full cues that contain lots of dramatic scoring and the results always exceed my expectations, no matter what the challenges are. In fact, in many occasions, I’ve heard cues edited by him and thought I’ve actually composed them when in fact he had built them by using elements from my music and created something new that worked great with picture.
I truly believe that Jeff’s professionalism, experience, talent and music sensibility makes him the best in the business.
Freddy Sheinfeld – Composer for Film and Television
Los Angeles, California
Jeff is the most inspirational person I have ever worked with. And that just begins to describe him. He does so many things extremely well, including producing, song writing, guitar/ganjo/mandolin playing, engineering, singing… the list is long. If you want to feel more like an artist yourself, work with Jeff. When running a recording session, both Producing and Engineering, he can bring things out of a musician and a singer or even a co-writer that they did not know they were capable of. When I’ve worn the ‘keyboardist’ hat at his sessions, I always come away wondering what else I may be capable of that I didn’t know about. His work is forever fresh and of the highest quality level you can find anywhere. Jeff doesn’t make ‘demos’. He always makes records. Whenever anyone asks me about where to go to get their music produced, I don’t think twice…Jeff is always my first recommendation, regardless of musical style. From country, rock, and pop, to orchestral mixes, Jeff is simply the best I know of, and I’ve been around quite awhile.
Paul Rucker – Film and Television composer and session keyboardist