Jim is a bassist and vocalist whose two recent CD’s “Not Just Another Pretty Bass,” and “Deep Summer Music” have received national attention. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a Master of Music Degree in 1981, he moved to Nashville. He has performed with scores of major jazz artists, and at numerous festivals. Among the artists with whom he has performed are Teddy Wilson, Kenny Burrell, Lenny Breau, Cal Collins, Phineas Newborn Jr., Jimmy Raney, Martin Taylor, the Hi-Los, Jay McShann, Conte Candoli, Gene Bertoncini, Attila Zoller, Steve Allen, Marian McPartland, and Mose Allison. He has appeared on a number of NPR programs, including “Piano Jazz” and “Morning Edition”.