TiMiLA Productions is owned and operated by Gary Jenkins, aka Gabriel Cross. He is a Los Angeles-based contemporary producer-songwriter-singer who specializes in R&B, pop and gospel music.
Music has been a driving force for Gabriel since he was a kid. At age five, he started his musical journey with his first set of drums purchased by his mother, Betty. And, he loved to sing for his family and neighbors and formed local yard bands with neighborhood friends who also had an interest in music. In the third grade, he enrolled in his first music class and studied music through high school graduation. During his school years, he received many honors and accolades, including All-District and All-State Choral member. After graduating from Tift County High School in 1980, he received an offer to audition for the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. However, due to a tragedy in his family, Gabriel lost his passion for music and instead of enrolling at Berklee he decided on a journalism career and enrolled at Georgia Southern College (now Georgia Southern University) in Statesboro, GA. In 1984, with his Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree in hand, Gabriel moved to Miami, Florida. After a successful journalism career at the Miami News and Miami Herald, in 2004 Gabriel who in 1998 became a songwriter for PKA Entertainment Group along with his business partner P.B. Floyd moved to Los Angeles and formed IMI World, a film packaging company. But, in 2006, Gabriel and Floyd mutually decided to end their partnership and Gabriel started 2Dream Entertainment and JEBE Records and began serious work on his musical future. In 2008, he formed a musical partnership with songwriter-producer Dominique Piermid Wilson of BMH/Middiwest Music, who was tutored by R. Kelly and has worked with such artists as R&B heavyweights Rome, Tyrese, and Tank. From that partnership was born Gabriel's first music release, Revelations which received worldwide distribution in 2011. But, once again, tragedy struck in Gabriel's life, and he took some time off from music. In 2016, Gabriel felt the time was right to get back to his passion and made the commitment that regardless of what tragedies came his way he was determined to do what he feels he is purposed to do - create music. Focused and driven, Gabriel constantly is working on creating music that will put joy and love in the hearts of those who hear it.
Yes, I have extensive experience performing in front of live audiences as a singer.
The producers who influenced me - in no particular order - were Quincy Jones, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, David Foster, Gamble & Huff, and Burt Bacharach.
DAWs: FL Studio 20 Producer Edition, Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio, Studio One 4, and Odesi. Keyboard Controller: Yamaha PSR E343 and AKAI Professional MPK Mini Play
I would just like to share my music with the various artists in the world and hope that some of them like what they hear and feel that my music can benefit them in some manner. Free downloads of the tagged instrumentals are for demonstration and non-commercial purposes only. They cannot be used for commercial purposes. Credit must be provided as follows: Produced by Gabriel Cross of TiMiLA Productions. All instrumentals are protected by U.S. Copyright Law. Registration on file.