Official Biography (courtesy of Jeff Redd)
While working at General Motors in Tarrytown, NY, Jeff Redd was discovered and signed by Andre Harrell, President of Uptown Records. Once signed, Jeff Redd received a cassette tape from a co-worker. The demo tape was recorded at a local shopping mall and it featured the voice of a young lady singing Anita Baker's "Angel." That young lady became the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul - Mary J. Blige.
Following a discussion with Mr. Harrell, Jeff Redd signed Mary J. Blige to Uptown Records. She traveled with Jeff and performed as a background vocalist in order to learn the performance aspect of the business. In 1990, Uptown Records released Jeff Redd's debut album, "A Quiet Storm," which contained two top ten smash singles, "I Found Lovin'" and "Love High." Simultaneously, Jeff Redd was featured on the soundtrack for Strictly Business with the certified gold single, "You Called and Told Me," which after 18 years is still a top recurring single on WBLS and WRKS-FM in New York.
With a rapidly and progressively successful recording and performing journey, Jeff was propelled into the executive side of the music industry. Submitted proposals to MCA and RCA Records, Jeff began to write and produce for artists on their label including SWV, Bobby Brown, Regina Belle, Allure, Field Mob, and K-Ci & JoJo. When MCA Records offered Jeff a position as the VP of A&R, Jeff took on the corporate aspects of the business, and was later nominated for and became the proud winner of awards such as Grammys, American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards and Billboard Awards for distinguished albums (ie. K-Ci & JoJo, Regina Belle and Salt & Pepper).
Jeff Redd worked on soundtracks including How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Hurricane, Eve's Bayou; and artists K-Ci & JoJo, Regina Belle, Mary J. Blige, etc. Jeff currently has his own independent record label, Sol Real Records, LLC, which has released a compilation entitled "The Essence of Soul," which is available on iTunes.