Pianist, arranger, composer, conductor, author and educator - all of this and more. Managed artists, served as director of two national music organizations and managed a concert hall. Currently focused on composing and arranging. This web site offers some early publications on Jazz Keyboard Method
- more to follow.
In 1958, Jim joined the Berklee College of Music
faculty in Boston, Mass. He served as Associate Dean from 1964-68. His responsibilities included coordinating the jazz theory curriculum and developing music education courses. He also wrote the first group keyboard method. In 1964 Jim introduced film scoring courses and ensembles.
1969 brought Jim to the Frost School of Music
at the University of Miami. From 1992-2011 he chaired the Music Business and Entertainment Industries department and introduced media writing and production courses.
During a two-year hiatus, 1974-75, Jim developed and directed the Commercial Music/Recording program at Georgia State University
in Atlanta, Georgia.
In a Downbeat magazine
article, titled “Guardians of the Musical Future”, Jim was named as one of six leading jazz educators.