John Lee Sanders

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With a recording career that spans over 3 decades, John Lee Sanders has worked on countless recordings as a composer, producer, arranger, Session player and vocalist. Using his skills as a visual artist, He has even worked on the finished product as a graphic designer.

John Lee studied composition, arranging and orchestration at the University of North Texas, known worldwide for it's great Jazz program. He also studied film Scoring at San Jose State University with
Dr. Dan Wyman, who scored many John Carpenter films, and worked with the great director, Francis Ford Coppola
As a composer/ producer, his songs have appeared on Grammy and Emmy nominated recordings, and brings this level of production to World Blue Audio. He self produced CD, "Bucket Full of Blues" just won 2 British Columbia Music Awards for Blues Recording of the year, and also Soul/R&B recording of the year for 2009. It was also nominated for a 2009 Western Canada Music Award, for Blues Recording of the Year.
He did his first recording session in Birmingham, Alabama at Boutwell Studios, in 1964, live to 2 track stereo, at age 12, in a session produced by his older Brother Chip Sanders, singing lead with the Ramblers.
During his years in Silicon Valley, CA, he worked with the founders of Pro-tools, in their proto-type in what would become the system that revolutionized digital recording. John Learned production skills from Narada Michael Walden, who took John under his wing in pre-production, and writing sessions Narada went on to produce some of the biggest selling recordings of the 20th century, with Whitney Houston, Mariah Cary, and Aretha Franklin.
With an incredible library of virtual sounds and real instruments, John is able to do a complete Album quality production for film, Television, advertising, video games, Singers, Songwriters and multi-media clients. With a high speed internet connection, he has done tracks for major releases worldwide from his studio in BC.
John Lee recorded all of the lead and background vocals for the CD, "Doc Goes Hollywood" at his studio in British Columbia. The tracks were then sent by internet to Al Schmitt, for mixdown. Al is a 15 time Grammy winning engineer, on 150 Gold and Platinum CDs, including Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. On Doc Goes Hollywood, John was produced and arranged by Tower of Power founding member Doc Kupka, and Hollywood Maestro, William Ross, Arranger/Composer/Producer for David Foster, Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, and the 2007 Academy Awards.

Producers John Has worked with

As a recording artist, composer, session player, and producer on Emmy and Grammy nominated recordings,
John has worked with some of the great producers, engineers and artists, and has learned first
hand in the studio in countless recordings since the 1960s.

On major releases, demos, and songwriting sessions he has worked with

Narada Michael Walden (Aretha Franklin, Mariah Cary, Whitney Houston)

Al Schmitt (winner of 18 Grammys, Diana Krall, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke)

Mike Stoller (of Lieber and Stoller) (Elvis Presley, The Drifters, the Coasters)

William Ross, (Barbara Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban)

Doc Kupka (Tower of Power)

Jimmy Horowitz (Rod Stewart)

Peter Gotcher and Evan Brooks, (founders of Digidesign/Protools Recording Systems)

Chris Caswell (my co-writer and producer on CDs, Soundtracks and live shows over 20 years)

Stu Goldberg, Film Composer, Producer, Jazz Concert Pianist

Bruce Kaphan

Paul Williams, Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning Composer, film scores, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Chairman of ASCAP

Film & Television Credits


The Bold and The Beautiful (Emmy Nomination for Song of the Year)
The Berenstain Bears, Phillips Polygram, CDI
interactive game soundtrack.
PBS, KQED San Francisco (When the Bay Quakes
The Serpent Warriors, Feature Film Release, Starring Eartha Kitt and Clint Walker
Mob Busters, Feature Film Release, Starring Richard Kiel
CBS Television
Hey Hey it's Saturday, Melbourne Australia
Ohne Filter, WDR, Germany, Germany's top live music show
FuzzieButtons, DVD Release, Cale Guy, Director, with Peter Coyote, Naration
Masked & Anonymous, Bob Dylan feature film release
Scooby Doo, Session player on soundtrack



A complete Discography of Recording Credits

Commercials and Corporate Clients



Apple Computer, 30 second Television ad, Composer
Sun Microsystems
Nissan, 30 second national ad campaign, Nissan Pathfinder
AIX Records, Paul Williams DVD,
Riva Records, recording artist
Highland Records, Session musician
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Splash Zone Exhibit, producer, composer
Tony Robbins, producer
The Oakland A's, composer, 25th anniversary theme song
Sirius Radio, session musician
Toyota, voice over
US Geological Survey, composer
Wal-Mart, Lead vocal, TV ad and jingle
K-Mart, session musician, TV commercial
Sierra Club, Composer, documentary, Desert Under Siege
Legends in Concert, Backing musician,
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Arranger, Elvis Festival, Penticton, BC
Miss Louisiana Pageant, Arranger
Cale Guy, Film Director, Film Composer
Dave Goelz, (Gonzo of the Muppets), Arranger, Producer
Memphis Maid of Cotton Pageant, Arranger for the Orchestra
Alligator Records, Composer
Windham Hill Records, Composer/Producer
BMG Records, Composer/Producer
NARAS (The Grammy Organization), Performer
CARAS (The Juno Awards), Performer
CBC Radio 2, Canada Live, Live concert in Vancouver
BBC, Long John Baldry Radio Show, Music Producer
ASCAP, The Writer, the Singer, the Song, Washington DC Library of Congress
Blue Rockit Records, Arranger
U.S Geological Survey, "Desert Under Siege" , documentary composer
Spinnaker Sound, numerous Radio TV Jingles, Vocal