Jack Renner (recording engineer)

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Jack Renner
Birth nameJack Lee Renner
Born(1935-04-13)April 13, 1935
Barnesville, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJune 19, 2019(2019-06-19) (aged 84)
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, U.S.
Occupation(s)Recording engineer, record label executive

Jack Lee Renner (April 13, 1935 – June 19, 2019) was an American classically trained musician and recording engineer, best known as chairman, CEO and chief recording engineer of the Telarc International Corporation.

Musician person who performs or composes music

A musician is a person who plays a musical instrument or is musically talented. Anyone who composes, conducts, or performs music is referred to as a musician. A musician who plays a musical instrument is also known as an instrumentalist.

Telarc International Corporation is an American audiophile independent record label founded in 1977 by two classically trained musicians and former teachers, Jack Renner and Robert Woods. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, the label has had a long association with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Alhough it started as a classical music label, Telarc has released jazz, blues and country music recordings.

Renner received a Bachelor of Science degree and completed graduate work at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He has worked as a professional trumpeter, recording engineering consultant, freelance recording engineer, high school music teacher and public speaker. Renner has received 20 Grammy Award nominations, winning eleven. [1]

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Columbus, Ohio Capital of Ohio

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Grammy Award Accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

Renner made his first recording on February 20, 1962. He pioneered the development of the digital recording process for jazz, classical and symphonic music. In 1978, he made the first symphonic digital recording and the first orchestral digital recording in the United States. [1]

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States. It originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms".

Renner held an Honorary Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Cleveland Institute of Music

The Cleveland Institute of Music is an independent, international music conservatory located in the University Circle district of Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It is led by President Paul Hogle.

On June 20, 2019, former Telarc engineer Michael Bishop announced that Renner had died following an extended battle with cancer. [2]

Michael Joseph Bishop is an American recording engineer and record producer.

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  1. 1 2 Scull, Jonathan (October 1998). "Jack Renner of Telarc: Direct from Cleveland". Stereophile. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
  2. Genzlinger, Neil (July 8, 2019). "Jack Renner, Recording Master and a Founder of Telarc, Dies at 84". The New York Times. Retrieved July 9, 2019.