Flowers from Eden
A native Floridian, Jim Dix began performing professionally while in high school from classical trumpet gigs to fronting progressive rock band Onyx. He went on to study voice, trumpet and keyboard at Florida Atlantic University, while performing with numerous and varied professional groups ranging from rock bands and jazz combos to the Florida Symphonic Pops. Jim also studied vocal jazz at University of Miami and Western Michigan University. It was during this time that he began playing with guitarist Greg Kokus in a jazz, pop, and R&B duo called Cous Cous, which still appears in venues from Miami to Jensen Beach. In 1992, Jim moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music as a songwriting major. He returned to South Florida in 1994 to form an original band called The Wheel. Since then, Jim has continued to work with Cous Cous, and also fronted Bhang, a rock, funk, and R&B band. Jim played trumpet with Phil and the Blanks, a classic funk band appearing regularly at Roxy's, on Clematis in West Palm Beach, and with the R&B group Phase II, performing at City Limits in Delray and other area nightclubs. Jim is now a featured performer with The Bulldogs. A perennial favorite of South Florida, The Bulldogs have been playing large venues, festivals, and special events in the area for over 15 years, showcasing a great horn section performing classic jazz-rock hits by such groups as Chicago and Tower of Power, as well as classic rock, blues, and R&B. His debut album, Flowers from Eden, features all original material, which combines influences of R&B, Funk, Rock, and Jazz.