After the success of the double-platinum album “If I Ever Fall In Love Again”, Jim’s mixing reputation grew, and so Jim relocated to Los Angeles, CA. Mixing became Jim’s main focus and led him to work with such artists as Ice Cube, Madonna and Toni Braxton.
Though Jim was in great demand in the R & B world, he could not get away from his true love, ROCK! So in 1996 Jim decided to work exclusively with rock artists, starting with Jason Falkner’s Solo debut. From there it just rolled on………
Jim started his musical career at the age of twelve with a Micromoog synth and a Wurlitzer electric piano. After playing the worst version of ”Smoke On The Water” for the five thousandth time, Jim discovered music was going to be his life passion. As a guitarist, vocalist and keyboardist, Jim gigged regularly in the DC area from age 15-21. At 19 he took on the burden of recording his own band and stumbled upon where his true musical gifts lied, the studio.
Jim now resides on the east coast in the Washington, D.C. area. He works with indie, major label and developing artists as a producer and mixer. Jim also shares his passion for music by teaching recording, mixing and producing in small groups and one on one.
In 2010, Jim produced a double album at Cue called “Never Lost Forever” for Xyra’s band at the time, Mystic Angels. The band debuted the album at Jammin’ Java, which garnered local air play, and promotion on WAMU FM, by Lee Michael Demsey.
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