The Life of Daniel Weatherspoon
Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Tig Notaro and Jesse Williams make for an outstanding cast in this movie that boasts some memorable scenes and laughter-inducing laughs.
Witherspoon invests his efforts and creativity in every other element of Official, and it shows. “Keep It Movin'” features brassy jazz punctuated by organ and vocal exclamations of encouragement.
Early Life and Education
As a teacher, Witherspoon sought to prepare students for ministry, agriculture and public affairs. He exposed them to Locke, Berkeley and other classical philosophers but also shared his own beliefs regarding human nature, virtue living and religious freedom. According to Witherspoon, truth resided in nature itself while faith combined with reason guided a life full of virtue.
Daniel has made his mark as a producer in gospel music by working with Donald Lawrence, Cece Winans, Fred Hammond, Shekinah Glory Ministries and Darwin Hobbs among many other artists. Recently during a pandemic he released “Journey,” an album inspired by his life on the road which can be found on iTunes or other platforms.
Weatherspoon, known as a producer, composer, and musician known for winning multiple platinum award-winning producer composer musician positions himself as the Quincy Jones of gospel music. He has worked with such notable artists such as Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Carl Thomas of R&B crooner fame as well as gospel duo BeBe and CeCe Winans as clients.
He has also done projects for Oprah Winfrey Network, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Donald Lawrence and Tri-City Singers; as well as Shekinah Glory Ministries’ Darwin Hobbs, Phil Tarver and Elder Shekinah Garner.
Official, the latest project from Witherspoon, is an eclectic gospel-infused jazz album showcasing his talents and versatility. Beginning with two sacred jazz tracks featuring brassy arrangements and inspiring vocal exclamations of encouragement from two sacred jazz tracks to complex fusionist icons like Jan Klemmer and John McLaughlin’s influence running throughout its veins – Official is truly impressive in every way.
Achievement and Honors
As president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), Witherspoon significantly revised its curriculum. He strengthened programs in English and rhetoric that could better educate clergy.
His writings had an influence on American politics and culture. He advocated that churches focus on morality and community rather than abstract rights, and was among those supporting clergy participation in political activities.
GRAMMY, Stellar and Dove Award-winning producer/composer Daniel Weatherspoon has collaborated with numerous artists both within Christian music as well as secular. His film credits include Solaris, Antwone Fisher, Ender’s Game and Beautiful Creatures while his TV credits include United States of Tara and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Witherspoon took great pleasure in spending his life with his three children and wife; he loved and treasured them deeply, as well as treating his friends with the greatest respect.
Daniel Weatherspoon has been honored with Grammy, Dove, ASCAP and Stellar awards as an accomplished producer, composer and pianist. His client list boasts major music industry artists like Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Paula Abdul, KEM, beBe & CeCe Winans Carl Thomas Donald Lawrence Fred Hammond. Furthermore, Daniel’s clients also include organizations such as OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) and Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest.
In 2009, he released the critically-acclaimed debut album Official which combined gospel-infused jazz. Since then he has lived in Washington, DC with his wife and three children; 2016 is scheduled as his next project’s release date. Furthermore, he enjoys cooking and runs a cooking school in Denver in his free time.
Witherspoon has managed to build her fortune through a combination of acting success and business ventures. She has appeared in several critically-acclaimed movies like Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama and Walk the Line; each being box office hits.
Ms. James owns Hello Sunshine Productions, which produces films and TV shows featuring female-driven stories. Additionally, she has expanded her income streams by investing in real estate, launching Draper James clothing line, and writing several books.
She has donated much of her money to charities and social justice initiatives, being active with Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment and gun control as a vocal supporter. At home, Witherspoon shares two children with actor Ryan Phillippe.