Jim has done arrangements and charts for jazz vocalist Mark Murphy as well local artists. Musicians often request Jim to perform with them for the annual Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Induction ceremony
Jim can be heard on CD projects accompanying many WNY artists and was also hired by QRS Records to record blues and country CD’s made for Yamaha disc player pianos.
Together, with Jim’s musical arrangements and Janice’s vocal interpretations, Jim and Janice have created the signature sound that sets them apart as being one fo Buffalo’s best.
Jim and his quartet, with partner and vocalist, Janice Mitchell, was awarded “Best Small” Jazz Group”, by Buffalo Music Awards.
Music tailored to fit your occasion!
Jim is available to play piano for your public, private, and corporate events. His experience includes entertainment for schools, universities, festivals, parties, concerts, and weddings. Jim offers various configurations of his music. You may opt for Jim playing solo piano, as a duo with vocalist, as a trio, or with his quartet depending on your individual preferences. The style of music depends on what is most appropriate for your tastes and event.
Jim’s repertoire includes a huge variety of music from the 1920’s through the present, jazz and blues standards, rock classics, and pop. He is also an experienced church musician and is proficient in both B3 organ and piano in playing gospel and religious music. Accompanying musicians and music styles for your event will be selected, tailored to meet your specific needs and preferences.
MUSICAL NOTATION and ARRANGING
Jim will prepare lead sheets or charts for vocalists and other musicians for use with musical ensembles. Charts are designed in his distinct style to meet your specifications. Jim prepares each chart to fit the need of each individual.
Jim also gives private instruction if you are in the WNY area or online personal instructions if you are out of the area. He instructs at all levels, from the beginning student to the seasoned pro who is seeking a deeper understanding of jazz and blues. His secondary goal is to make students aware of the practical skills that are needed on the actual job as a performer, learned from his many years of being a performing artist.
Blues and R&B
Blues In G
Please Dont Go
Its All Gone Now
Its All- Gone Now
Its Not Enough
Back and Broke
One More Night
Deeper Shade of Blue
Shadows All Around Us
Another Sucker Born Every Minute
Waiting for The Whiskey To Kick In
Lester Leaps In
Waltz 4 Hornz
You’d Better Love Me
You’re Gonna Hear From Me
The Best Is Yet To Come
Once Upon A Dream
This is The Life
Learning The Blues
Ill Catch the Sun
Samba de Amor
That Old Black Magic
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