Big JimCondolences to the family, friends and fans of Grammy Award winning producer, composer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and singer, James “Big Jim” Wright. Big Jim was found dead in his Rockford, Illinois home. Big Jim was 52 years old. No details on his passing are available at this time.

Big Jim most notably was a writing and producing partner to . He also has many writing and co-writing credits on several hits songs by Janet Jackson. Wright had also served as bandleader and music director for “Mariah #1 to Infinity,” but he’s also worked as a producer and arranger on a number of Carey’s albums.

The multi-talented musician has written, produced or played on albums from dozens of pop music’s top artists, including Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Sounds of Blackness and Celine Dion.

Resized_dabeatlogo_for_white_background1-2_1538494161989Big Jim’s nephew DJ Shad is doing a special musical tribute on his internet radio station. 103.7 Da Beat is Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Mr. “Big” Jim Wright on Thursday October 11th from 7-9PM CST. People can listen at The 103.7 Da Beat App is available for all devices, Tune In by searching DBEA 103.7 Da Beat Rockford, Any Alexa Enabled Device by Saying, “Alexa Play D B E A One Oh Three Seven Da Beat Rockford or any Roku Device or TV by Searching for the 103.7 Da Beat Channel. If anyone would like to leave a comment to be played during the show, please leave it on the station’s voicemail 815-496-0793 before Friday October 5th or they can send a mp3 or wav file to [email protected].

James ‘Big Jim’ Wright’s Funeral is Saturday October 13th at 10:00 am Coronado Theatre Rockford, Illinois.

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  1. Annanias

    Good day
    Comment regarding the passing of Maria Carey’s Pianist, James “Big Jim,
    I’d like to take this opportunity to express my condolences, towards the passing of our brother, May his family especially his children be under the protect of God, and all His belongings, I am very very sad, if I new before that he is in danger of passing I would take further steps to prevent the cause of death, but nothing we can do everything is under control God, May He Rip in peace,