- Musical History
- Jimmy Hotz Recordings
Jimmy began playing Guitar at the age of 7.
Began playing local Concerts at 12.
Jimmy's band first shared the stage with a major artist (the Guess Who) when Jimmy was 16.
He first worked professionally in a Studio in 1971 at the age of 17.
Jimmy recorded a solo album in the late 70's called "Beyond the Crystal Sea" this is considered one of the best examples of early "Art Rock" by many Collectors and Critics.
Jimmy's current project "Beyond the Gates of Time" is his first solo recording in which his inventions, the "Hotz Box"(MIDI Controller) and the "Hotz MIDI Translator" (Computer Software) are the primary instruments. As Jimmy has been very busy working with other Artists and inventing Musical Instruments, "Beyond the Gates of Time" is also his first solo project since "Beyond the Crystal Sea". You can hear some of the songs from "Beyond the Gates of Time" by going to the MP3 page.
In the years that have followed, Hotz has worked as a Producer, Engineer, Live Sound Mixer, Musician, Inventor and Musical Instrument Designer. Some of the Artists that Hotz has worked with in one or more of these capacities include: Fleetwood Mac, NSYNC, B.B. King, Dave Mason, Leon Russell, Yes, Kitaro, Steve Winwood, Chicago, Bonnie Rait, Gary Wright, Paul Haslinger, Phoebe Snow, Kim Basinger, Dan Aykroyd, Patty Loveless, Becky Hobbs, the Association, ArkAngel, Petra, the Memphis Horns, Mason Williams, the Smothers Brothers, Ray Kennedy, Shock Therapy, Giant Killer, the Natives, Joe Savage, Maya, Speedy West, Memphis, Palamino, Dove, Vision, Haven, and Scott Gershin.
His Musical style might be classified as:
Art Rock, Progressive Rock, Rock or Space Rock
Yes, Moody Blues, Early King Crimson, Beatles, Jimmy Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Asia.
Although Jimmy's style is very unique, some of the Artist that might be in a similar genre are: Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons Project and Early King Crimson.
Jimmy Hotz - Discography