I am a Grammy Award winning producer, keyboardist, programmer and arranger. My studio Bovaland is located at Raleigh Studios Hollywood.

In addition to my award winning work with Celine Dion, I have contributed to hundreds of recordings by significant mainstream artists like Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, The Back Street Boys, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Cyndi Lauper, Meat Loaf, and the list goes on. My Grammy and Platinum selling record experience lends itself to unify the artist, song and production in order to support the successes of new and veteran artists alike. Please see my AllMusic credits and website to learn more about me and more recent releases.

I produce new and established talent, offer session keyboards and arranging. I collaborate as a songwriter as well.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Jeff Bova:

  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Milton Nascimento
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Iron Maiden
  • Iron Maiden
  • Jeff Golub
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • R. Kelly
  • Luther Vandross
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Robert Palmer
  • Robert Palmer
  • Beth Hart
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Black Country Communion
  • Beth Hart
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Billy Squier
  • Billy Squier
  • Black Country Communion
  • Robert Cray Band
  • Robert Cray
  • Black Country Communion
  • Bill Laswell
  • Beth Hart
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Wayne Shorter
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Meat Loaf
  • Meat Loaf
  • Meat Loaf
  • Meat Loaf
  • Meat Loaf
  • Clay Aiken
  • Daniel Powter
  • Black Country Communion
  • Katharine McPhee
  • The Green Children
  • The Green Children
  • Terry Cashman
  • Tommy West
  • Meat Loaf
  • Meat Loaf
  • Russell Watson
  • Russell Watson
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Tina Turner
  • Tina Turner
  • Tina Turner
  • Tina Turner
  • Jordin Sparks
  • Jordin Sparks
  • Jordin Sparks
  • David Archuleta
  • David Archuleta
  • Mario
  • The Average White Band
  • Jaci Velasquez
  • Jaci Velasquez
  • Jaci Velasquez
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Luther Vandross
  • Westlife
  • Westlife
  • Céline Dion
  • David Archuleta
  • David Archuleta
  • David Archuleta
  • Disney
  • Disney
  • Disney
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Katy Perry
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Nicole "Faithful" Franklin
  • Taylor Dayne
  • Taylor Dayne
  • Justin Lanning
  • Justin Lanning
  • Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Jordin Sparks
  • Luther Vandross
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Joey McIntyre
  • Clay Aiken
  • Bianca Ryan
  • Michael Jackson
  • Garland Jeffreys
  • Jesse McCartney
  • Jesse McCartney
  • Iggy Pop
  • Nick Lachey
  • Nick Lachey
  • Bird York
  • Bird York
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Cher
  • Aztec Camera
  • Aztec Camera
  • Bill Laswell
  • Laura Branigan
  • Michael McDonald
  • Michael McDonald
  • Michael McDonald
  • Joey McIntyre
  • Joey McIntyre
  • Dave Stewart
  • Mick Jagger
  • Dave Stewart
  • Mick Jagger
  • Blondie
  • Reed Foehl
  • Reed Foehl
  • Reed Foehl
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Blondie
  • Blondie
  • Bee Gees
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Luther Vandross
  • Luther Vandross
  • Leslie Mills
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • The Deuce Project
  • The Deuce Project
  • Lionel Richie
  • R. Kelly
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • LMNT
  • OperaBabes
  • OperaBabes
  • OperaBabes
  • Johannes Reichert
  • Russell Watson
  • Russell Watson
  • Healing Sixes
  • Healing Sixes
  • Dennis McCarthy
  • Dennis McCarthy
  • Take That
  • Take That
  • Laura Pausini
  • Laura Pausini
  • Stretch Princess
  • Stretch Princess
  • Krysten Berg
  • Krysten Berg
  • Krysten Berg
  • Russell Watson
  • Russell Watson
  • The Golden Palominos
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Screaming Souls
  • Screaming Souls
  • Screaming Souls
  • Screaming Souls
  • Screaming Souls
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Robbie Williams
  • Michael McDonald
  • Michael McDonald
  • Michael McDonald
  • Bee Gees
  • Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton
  • Four Bitchin' Babes
  • Four Bitchin' Babes
  • Four Bitchin' Babes
  • Four Bitchin' Babes
  • Four Bitchin' Babes
  • Iron Maiden
  • Toshi Kubota
  • Toshi Kubota
  • Toshi Kubota
  • Ian Hunter
  • Tina Arena
  • Tina Arena
  • Billy Joel
  • Rosie O'Donnell
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Cashman & West
  • Cashman & West
  • Michel Berger
  • Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Eileen Ivers
  • Eileen Ivers
  • Eileen Ivers
  • Tim Rice
  • Elton John
  • Doro
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Nona Hendryx
  • Billy Joel
  • Billy Joel
  • Telesterion
  • Jaci Velasquez
  • Jaci Velasquez
  • Jaci Velasquez
  • Robert Gordon
  • Cypher 7
  • Cypher 7
  • R. Kelly
  • R. Kelly
  • James Horner
  • James Horner
  • Meat Loaf
  • Meat Loaf
  • Meat Loaf
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Backstreet Boys
  • The Golden Palominos
  • Michael Jackson
  • Michael Jackson
  • Michael Jackson
  • Billy Joel
  • Tina Arena
  • Tina Arena
  • Céline Dion
  • Hammonds
  • Hammonds
  • Nicklebag
  • Akiko Yano
  • Akiko Yano
  • Akiko Yano
  • Akiko Yano
  • Nicky Holland
  • Nicky Holland
  • Nicky Holland
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Bee Gees
  • Bee Gees
  • Billy Joel
  • Garland Jeffreys
  • Garland Jeffreys
  • Garland Jeffreys
  • Garland Jeffreys
  • Garland Jeffreys
  • Garland Jeffreys
  • Nicklebag
  • Subharmonic
  • Subharmonic
  • Subharmonic
  • Subharmonic
  • Bill Laswell
  • Bill Laswell
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Céline Dion
  • Bonnie Tyler
  • Bonnie Tyler
  • Bonnie Tyler
  • Take That
  • Take That
  • Ramsey
  • Foday Musa Suso
  • Meat Loaf
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Billy Squier
  • Billy Squier
  • Bad Company
  • Rob Balducci
  • Rob Balducci
  • Toshi Kubota
  • Toshi Kubota
  • Michael Jackson
  • Michael Jackson
  • Terry Cashman
  • Terry Cashman
  • Sarah Nagourney
  • Robert Gordon
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Watershed
  • Watershed
  • Meat Loaf
  • Meat Loaf
  • Meat Loaf
  • Meat Loaf
  • Divination
  • Divination
  • Milton Nascimento
  • Robert Gordon
  • Cypher 7
  • Cypher 7
  • Felix Cavaliere
  • Felix Cavaliere
  • Divination
  • Divination
  • Kurtis Blow
  • Divination
  • Divination
  • Meat Loaf
  • Meat Loaf
  • Meat Loaf
  • Michael McDonald
  • Michael McDonald
  • Michael McDonald
  • Michael McDonald
  • Michael McDonald
  • Michael McDonald
  • Michael McDonald
  • Michael McDonald
  • Michael McDonald
  • Carly Simon
  • Material
  • Marc Lavoine
  • Curt Smith
  • Joe Cocker
  • The Golden Palominos
  • The Golden Palominos
  • Womack & Womack
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • The Golden Palominos
  • Brent Bourgeois
  • Robert Palmer
  • Garland Jeffreys
  • Garland Jeffreys
  • Garland Jeffreys
  • Jenni Muldaur
  • Yoko Ono
  • Chaka Khan
  • Chaka Khan
  • Trey Lorenz
  • Trey Lorenz
  • Trey Lorenz
  • Yoko Ono
  • Johnny Hallyday
  • New York Voices
  • Akiko Yano
  • Akiko Yano
  • Russ Irwin
  • Tina Turner
  • Tina Turner
  • Tina Turner
  • Tina Turner
  • Richie Sambora
  • Richie Sambora
  • Material
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Michel Berger
  • Mandingo
  • Darlene Love
  • The Golden Palominos
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Fernando Saunders
  • Robert Hart
  • Tina Turner
  • Tina Turner
  • Tina Turner
  • Tina Turner
  • Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton
  • Eric Clapton
  • Mick Jones
  • Pandora's Box
  • Pandora's Box
  • Pandora's Box
  • Material
  • Material
  • Phoebe Snow
  • Swans
  • Distance
  • Brian Wilson
  • Brian Wilson
  • Donna Allen
  • Robert Palmer
  • Iggy Pop
  • Longhouse
  • Roberta Flack
  • Face to Face
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Stevie Salas
  • Stevie Salas
  • Marilyn Martin
  • World at a Glance
  • World at a Glance
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Charlie Karp & Namedroppers
  • Cher
  • Platinum Blonde
  • Hollywood Beyond
  • Jody Watley
  • Jude Cole
  • Aztec Camera
  • Aztec Camera
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Simon F.
  • Michael Bolton
  • Karen Kamon
  • The Triplets
  • Black Uhuru
  • Black Uhuru
  • Joe Cocker
  • Missing Persons
  • Missing Persons
  • David Lee Roth
  • Billy Squier
  • Billy Squier
  • Genobia Jeter
  • Wayne Shorter
  • The Call
  • The Call
  • David Lee Roth
  • Michael McDonald
  • Michael McDonald
  • Stacy Lattisaw
  • Billy Joel
  • Billy Joel
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Fury
  • Robert Palmer
  • Yoko Ono
  • Nona Hendryx
  • Change
  • Change
  • Nona Hendryx
  • Ian Hunter
  • Arc Angel
  • Neil Sedaka
  • Change
  • The Average White Band
  • Change
  • Robert Gordon
  • Dan Hartman
  • Hilly Michaels
  • Bunky Green
  • Bunky Green
  • Jeff Bova
  • Carole J. Hyder
  • Jeff Bova
  • Carole J. Hyder
  • Jeff Bova
  • Carole J. Hyder
  • Jeff Bova
  • Carole J. Hyder
  • Jimmy Barnes
  • Leah Capelle
  • Leah Capelle
  • Leah Capelle
  • Leah Capelle
  • Bernard Fowler

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools
  • Telefunken
  • Amek
  • vast array of hardware synthesizers as well as software based synths
  • custom built MARC studio rig
  • Pro-AC monitors

Genres I specialize in

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Interview with Jeff Bova

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I have so many that I could name. Recently I did orchestration on Iron Maidens epic new album "The Book of Souls" They are an iconic band. I had to orchestrate an epic 18 minute song. Keeping it compelling and driving the emotion and action of the songs rich story. I have recently produced some up and coming artists I am very proud of. It would not be fair to others I have worked with to single particular ones out. I want to see all my artists become as successful as they can. Some are further along than others, but all are doing what they love and I want to support everyone fulfilling their passion and dream.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Robert L Smith Producer and engineer
What are you working on at the moment?
I am producing several promising artists for submission to major labels. I am also recording EP's for new artists who have hired me to develop them. I am always doing session keyboards, arranging as well.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. The sound quality and feel of analog if appropriate for conveying the music. For digital the convenience, speed and ever evolving soundbending techniques that pushes the limits of technology.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You will have a powerful experience being both supported and pushing your own limits as an artist or musician and be able to call what we do together, "My best work to date!" I will provide you with the best musicians and talent to complement your music that your budget will allow.
What do you like most about your job?
Creating music that makes a difference in the world and interacting with diverse artists and talent.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
I want to release my first EP, and don't know how to go about doing it, can you help? Yes and I can introduce you to others who can help with the other aspects of doing a release including distribution and promotion. Do you co-write with your artists. Yes I do, if the artist and I feel a collaboration would be beneficial and an addition to the album or EP. Are you the right producer for my music? You must listen to my work to see if it is closely aligned with your style, vision or what you aspire to be. On my part, I will listen carefully to your work let you know if I feel a connection to you as an artist, and your music. I consider carefully and honestly if I can deliver for you. An example; I don't do traditional country music, I would refer you or tell you to find to someone who is intimately involved in the genre to deliver the kind of recording you need. It would not be in integrity to produce a music that I don't live.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A producer is more than someone who just helps create music. A producer supports and nurtures talent to perform and write their very very best.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
For new artists: How long have you been doing this? Do you perform live on a regular basis? Have you had any formal training or studies? Have or were you involved in music throughout school? Do you have the support of your family and friends to do this? For established artists commercially successful or not: What is it you want to achieve creatively with this next song or album? How can I best support what you envision for yourselves? What have you learned from your past experiences releasing albums that you want to address on this project?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
As a producer: Know that you must be committed and serious about working hard. As a musician/arranger/orchestrator: be clear what you need. Provide me with well organized sessions to allow me to focus on your music.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Steinway B or Yamaha C7, Hammond B-3, Arp 2600, Pro Tools Rig, Neuman U47... if there is electricity :-) If not... a Piano is all I need.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've doing this 35 years, started as a touring musician with Herbie Hancock, which evolved into becoming a first call session musician in New York. Arranging, then production followed leading to me winning a Grammy Award as a producer for album of the year.
How would you describe your style?
Mainstream meets underground. I like to merge the qualities that reach a large audience with the creativity that knows no boundaries which underground music brings. I do however insure the music supports the artists vision. I make sure the song comes first.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
There are many but recently my faves are The Weeknd, because his production and music is sonically so creative. Adele and Ed Sheeran, great vocalists and songwriters. Joan as Policewoman, because she is so creative and brave as an artist. Die Antwoord, because that would be one of the most unforgettable experiences to learn how their brains work. Bruno Mars, whose talent and impact on modern R&B, and Funk is leading the next generation carrying this great music into the future.
Can you share one music production tip?
Pre-Production, Pre-Production, Pre-Production!
What type of music do you usually work on?
I've had my largest successes with Pop, Indie pop, singer-songwriter, and rock. I also get great pleasure working on electronic, world and underground music.
What's your strongest skill?
To bring out the true potential of an artist and their music.
What do you bring to a song?
I work to insure the song speaks most authentically to what the writer is striving to express. I make sure it is melodically, harmonically and structurally the best that it can be to connect with the listener and be a compelling experience for them.
What's your typical work process?
As a producer pre-production is key to how I work. Once the artist and I have mocked up the song, the arrangement and are very clear about the sound and direction the music is taking, do we move forward and bring in the musicians to perform. When working on an EP or Album this gives us a better sense of which songs should be included. It's important for an artist to put their strongest foot forward.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work in Pro tools and Ableton Live. I have a large collection of synths and keyboards that I have used over the 30 + years I have been active in the music industry.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I admire many of the new generation of producers and appreciate and am inspired by the greats. Some of which I am honored to have worked with as a session musician and arranger.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I produce, play keyboards and program. I also do orchestration and arranging, for both real and virtual instruments.