The following is from an interview I did with Jim. I asked 5 questions I wish I had the answers to when I first started playing piano in the New Age style. Enjoy!
Edward: How Did You Get Started Playing New Age Piano?
Jim: I My mother was a piano teacher, so I just grew up playing...had a job playing for a small church in the country near my hometown (Columbus, GA) during high school, and just "fell into" playing with a dance band while I was in college. I majored in English, got an MA in English, but was playing jobs all the while, and eventually left teaching just to be a full-time commercial pianist (in Atlanta). I've been doing that since the early '70s--playing all kinds of social and commercial piano jobs...some with bands, some with small combos, many just piano.I got interested in New Age music when...
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