Jimmy Dunne, Palisades resident, songwriter and bocce aficionado will be the featured speaker at the Palisades Optimist Club meeting on Tuesday, September 5, at Janes Hall at the Presbyterian Church. Food is served at 9:45 a.m. and the meeting runs from 10 to 11 a.m.
Perspective members and interested parties are invited to attend. Please park near the church sanctuary because preschool is in session.
Dunne’s songs have been recorded on 28,000,000 records worldwide, along with scores, songs, and themes in more than 1,400 television episodes and dozens of feature films.
His numerous television credits include writing and producing credits for primetime ABC hit series “Happy Days.” Screenwriting credits include feature films for Universal Studios, Disney, Touchstone, Columbia Pictures, and HBO.
Along with Grammy nominations, Emmy nominations, Billboard Awards, (CMA) Country Music Awards, Cashbox Awards, ACM Awards, Juno Awards, Big Country Awards, BMI and Ascap Songwriter and Publisher Awards, his songs have garnered multiple gold, platinum, and multi-platinum records from countries around the globe.
Dunne is the founder of Inspire, a music and branding firm responsible for celebrated corporate and retail national branding campaigns that include Whole Foods, Staples, JC Penney and Caruso.
Most recently he founded USA Bocce; and Dunne is responsible for the blossoming sport of bocce at country clubs, hotels, parks, business centers, restaurants, and homes all around Southern California. Singlehandedly, he teaches and orchestrates the league at the Palisades Recreation Center.
Dunne graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa from the University of Kentucky with double-majors in journalism and business, while double-minoring in music composition and communications.
He is married to award-winning interior designer Catherine Bailly Dunne, and they have two daughters.
The meeting will also be available on Zoom: click here.
Meeting ID: 897 7061 4486