In a legendary career as a music and entertainment producer, songwriter, arranger and mixer that has spanned over 40 years, Canadian-born Bob Ezrin has worked with a wide variety of artists including: Alice Cooper, Kiss, Pink Floyd, Fefe Dobson, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, K’naan, will.i.am, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, U2, Green Day, Rod Stewart, Nine Inch Nails, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Darkness, Jane’s Addiction and the Deftones and many more.
In 2010 Ezrin produced “Wavin’ Flag” with K’naan and Young Artists for Haiti and helped raise over $2 million for disaster relief. That song won the Juno award in 2011 for single of the year. More recently he worked with K’naan on his current album. He has also worked with young pop sensation Fefe Dobson on her album Joy, producing and co-writing the SoCan Award winning single “Can’t Breathe”.
Among numerous film and TV projects, Ezrin produced the award winning film “Fade To Black” starring Jay-Z, Beyonce and a wide variety of hip-hop and urban artists.
He is a co-founder with GGGarth Richardson of The Nimbus School of Recording Arts in Vancouver, B.C. where students learn audio engineering, advanced music production, urban music production and music business and entrepreneurship.
He is also a co-founder of Beat Kangz electronics, a company focused on hip hop musical instruments and the developers of the world renowned Beat Thang.
Ezrin was named an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2013. He will be inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame this Fall. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in April, 2004, and into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in March, 2006. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership, Vice President of the The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a director of The Nashville Symphony, a member of MusiCounts, CARAS‘ music education initiative and, along with U2′s the Edge and Henry Juszkiewicz the CEO of Gibson Guitar Corporation, a co-founder of Music Rising, an initiative to replace the musical instruments that were destroyed or lost in the gulf coast region due to the hurricanes and flooding of 2005. He is also a past Trustee and Governor of NARAS.
Bob Ezrin lives in Nashville, TN and continues his work in the studio as well as on film, television and in theatrical productions.