New York, NY (April 11, 2006)–Ian Jeffreys has joined Fluid, the New York-based original music, sound design and visual effects studio, as a music producer, it was announced by Fluid managing partner, Marc Schwartz. In his new post, Jeffreys will produce and coordinate all music projects and work directly with David Shapiro, Fluid partner and executive/producer.
Jeffreys comes to Fluid after four years running his own music production and publishing company, NYC-based Cilantro Music, during which time he wrote and co-produced his debut pop album, Gemini, to be released May 9. During this period of time he also worked closely with film composer Stephen Endelman, through his Stork Farm Productions (Garrison, NY), on the music for films including De-Lovely, The Blue Butterfly and Evelyn.
Earlier in his professional career, Jeffreys spent two plus years working for Universal Classics Group. He joined the company as label coordinator for ECM Records where he coordinated events and tours, worked with the marketing and publicity departments and was the artist liaison for The Dave Holland Quintet, Charles Lloyd and Keith Jarrett, among others. He then became the digital media coordinator for iClassics.com, Universal’s classical music website, responsible for the site’s graphic design, advertising and editorial content.
Fresh out of school, Jeffreys had a wonderful introduction to the music industry working, for five months, at Looking Glass Studios/Dunvagen Music Publishers/Pomegranate Arts (New York, NY), Phillip Glass’ recording studio, publishing firm and booking agency.
On joining the Fluid family, Jeffreys said, “Jud Crane, who produced the first half of my album, and I have been friends for years. I’ve seen his success at Fluid, and I actually sang on a couple of spots and got to know the team. The timing was right for me and it felt like a natural fit. I cannot imagine a position that that makes more sense for me, and Fluid is a truly great place to work.”