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Top corporate event planners know that Jim’s the perfect fit for cocktails or dinner events. Whether it’s solo or with a drumless trio, he knows how to create a musical backdrop for your guests’ socializing, keeping things upbeat without intruding on their conversations. He’s a recommended vendor with top venues, and his clients are typically from the banking, legal, and pharma industries, so you know he’s experienced with upscale events!

We appreciated Jim’s clear and straight-forward communication from booking to the end of the event. He made our event at the AGO perfect!
Karan Spanard, Bank of New York Mellon

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Musical director

For over twenty years, Jim’s been at the musical helm for corporate events, including pharmaceutical product launches, comedy shows for communications firms, cross-country tours for insurance companies, a funk band for an annual conference… even a brass band with a Cajun accordionist for a banking event in New Orleans!

If you need live music to punch up your event, call Jim. And if you think you’d like to use live music but aren’t sure how, he’s happy to talk through your event and find ways to pump up the production values at your show!

Whether it was a New Orleans gospel choir or an SNL-style showband, Jim always delivered what we needed, and in a big way. He’s easy to work with, and our clients always love him!
Lori Christensen, The Farm

Keynote presentations

Looking for a unique, entertaining and motivating keynote address? How about one that includes a live band? Jim’s presentation, Lessons From An Accidental Piano Bar, is what you’re looking for.

In March 2020 at the beginning of Covid lockdowns, Jim began live-streaming nightly from his piano, taking requests, sharing stories, and performing his favourite songs. Within months, his online following blew up to 30,000 fans from around the world, and the story was featured on television, in newspapers, and on the radio. The show ran for over 750 episodes over two years.

In Lessons From An Accidental Piano Bar, Jim shares the insights he gained from the performances and his audience, with entertaining stories, motivating takeaways, and great visuals. (No charts or graphs!). And with each story, Jim joins his trio at the piano, as they performs songs connected to those lessons, to his audience, and to Jim’s own story.

Jim’s a fabulous musician, a great collaborator and someone who watches your back! ”
Colin Mochrie, Whose Line Is It Anyway?