At a very young age, Jim was formulating his vast musical repertoire. Growing up in an Italian-American household Jim was influenced by the music of Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, big bands and the 60’s music of his older sisters: The Beatles, James Taylor, The Who, Motown, etc. Jim fronted many rock bands throughout high school and college (Berkley, Dean Jr., U Mass Amherst) where he developed his solo repertoire at various coffeehouses that led to his performing at piano bars on Cape Cod during the summer tourist season.
Fast-forward 30 years to San Diego where Jim refined his talent by performing at Nordstrom, Spiritual Centers, major hotels, restaurants and piano bars. A versatile accompanist and singer, Jim has performed with many local singers and musicians.
For the past fifteen years Jim has been leading various performing groups: a Swinging Trio, Pop Band and Italian Vocal Ensemble. Playing music for Special Events, Weddings, Private Parties and Italian Festas. Jim showcases his versatility with a mix of pop favorites, Sinatra, jazz standards and contemporary Italian songs.