Jim has a B.A. in Music Theory and Composition from the State University of New York at Binghamton. His main musical interest is jazz. A former music teacher in the Virgin Islands, he has played saxophone, flute, and guitar in many groups in upstate New York, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., and the Washington D.C. area. Currently Jim plays venues in South Florida performing original music with the groups SOUND PROOF and FOREST.