Welcome To Jazzcats
Where Cool Cats and Kittens Come to Listen!™
Jazzcats Productions is an independent production company providing a wide variety of state of the art creative services. Founder Buddy Halligan has worked extensively in the music, television and film industries as a producer, engineer and project manager.
Jazzcats strives to bring you musical integrity by featuring artists with great talent. Our projects are produced with the highest technical standards available. The results give the listener an innovative and satisfying audio experience.
We offer musical consulting, producing, contracting and full recording, mixing, and mastering services. Our project management services include excellent graphic art, photography and web design for your post production needs.
We also provide music preparation services, radio commercial production and remote/ISDN recordings.
Buddy Halligan was born in New York and moved to Los Angeles at age 5. He grew up in a very artistic family and developed an early interest in performing and recording music. By the age of seven he was singing on music scores for television and motion pictures. His father, composer Richard Halligan, formerly of Blood Sweat & Tears, had a recording studio at home, which Buddy found fascinating. He soon became proficient in running the studio and he recorded many of the talented musicians who came there to rehearse and perform.
Mr. Halligan was given a full music scholarship to Pepperdine University for trumpet performance. He had his own jazz combo and he played in the orchestra, big band and brass ensemble. While still in Pepperdine Mr. Halligan started working part time at Bell Sound Studios in Hollywood assisting on music sessions for television commercials.
Buddy Halligan graduated with Sigma Cum Laude and Dean’s List honors from Pepperdine University in1986 with a Bachelor’s degree in music. After graduating, he was offered a full time position at Bell Sound Studios and eventually became the senior music and post production engineer at the studio. Mr. Halligan developed excellent studio design skills and he has designed three of the four studios at Bell Sound, providing them with the latest digital and analog recording equipment. Mr. Halligan excels in recording, editing and mixing using ProTools. His other areas of specialization include music production, ADR, video sweetening, ISDN sessions, sound design and project management.
During his exciting and varied career, Mr. Halligan has recorded numerous musical greats including Ray Charles, Johnny Cash. Steven Stills, Diane Schurr, Anita Baker, B.B. King, Hubert Laws, Barry White, John Patitucci, Vinnie Colliauta and Harvey Mason. Mr. Halligan has also had the pleasure of working with many eminent actors including Elizabeth Taylor, Lyle Lovitt, Jack Lemmon, Donald Sutherland, Rodney Dangerfield, Rob Lowe and Kelsey Grammer for both motion pictures and television.
Mr. Halligan has worked for the Getty Trust designing, equipping, training and installing audio and video editing systems. He has also done numerous television spots and promos for the TVG Network. Several of the commercials Mr. Halligan has recorded for Honda have received Clio Awards.
In 2004 Mr. Halligan went to Chicago to serve as an acoustical consultant to Lyon and Healy Harps to help design their beautiful new performance space. During his stay he also made acoustic/structural recommendations for the harp demo rooms and gave them options to broadcast live concerts. Mr. Halligan has given numerous recording seminars for The American Harp Society and Lyon & Healy in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and San Francisco. While at the American Harp Society conference in San Francisco, he was featured in an evening concert playing flugal horn.
Mr. Halligan has produced and recorded several jazz CDs on his own Jazzcats Productions label. The company’s most recent release “Jazz Play” has been on the jazz the charts and is receiving extensive US and international airplay. This CD has received numerous rave reviews and Mr Halligan has been interviewed on the radio about his concept and production of the project.