A constant presence in the Central New York music scene, Jim is known for both his guitar and piano playing in a variety of styles. Most frequently seen playing guitar for the Latin rock/pop band Grupo Pagan and Dave Hanlon's Funky Jazz Band. Jim also has been found as a sideman or leader playing jazz piano with Syracuse-based artists such as Melissa Gardiner, Julie Falatico, Riley Mahan, Peter Allen, Anna Vogel, and The Intention, among others. He has also been seen with the CNY Songbirds paying tribute to the music of CSN&Y, Fleetwood Mac, and Steely Dan. Recently Jim has joined up with the outstanding vocalist Mary Fahl (of October Project fame), and can be seen playing keyboards with her band throughout the northeast.