Jim is without a doubt one of the preeminent drummers currently active on the Canadian roots music scene. He is full of creative ideas that benefit each and every session he appears on.
President Electro-Fi Records
"Jim's incomparable blues shuffle and infectious groove will bend your ears the first time you hear him play. An inspiring musician with decades of experience and accolades, I highly recommend any of Jim's recorded performances to any drummer who's serious about playing music for a living!"
Artist Relations - Sonor Drums Canada
"Whether it is listening with the ears of an orchestral percussionist or chasing down the complexity of a big band chart, Jimmy has the tools to make it seem completely under control. Jimmy lays down the law and order every performance requires."
J. Richard Hutt
Record producer / owner Cedartree Recording Studio
"I recall seeing Jimmy play a shuffle in Toronto one night, and I remember at the time thinking this has to be the best left hand shuffle groove I have ever heard! The band was so locked in the groove, and it all came from his left hand. He was smokin’ that night and he's burning these days!"
President/Owner - Headhunter Drumsticks
"I was so moved by his groove...he is one of those professionals that when you´ve seen him play once you want to experience it again. And if you haven´t, I´m telling you, you should."
International recording/touring artist and clinician
"Oh yeah, I like Jimmy! He can stay in the pocket all night long!"
Blues legend/ Harmonica player
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I am proud and fortunate to be a part of a vibrant music scene in Canada which includes regular performances with The Western Swing Authority..a Texas swing band that is receiving national and international acclaim. I tour extensively with The Piano Men starring Jim Witter, a musical journey through the 70's featuring the music of Billy Joel and Elton John. I also currently drum for the always entertaining and incredibly talented Tim Louis and Canadian blues icon and treasure Cheryl Lescom and the Tuscon Choir Boys.
2016 has been an exciting year for Jim. He entered into endorsement agreements with Zildjian Cymbals and Remo Drum heads, gave his first drum clinic and was nominated as Drummer of the Year by The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA). Most notably in 2016 Jim was the honored recipient of the Mel Brown Award as presented by the Kitchener Blues Festival for lifetime achievement in the blues. Past recipients of this esteemed award include: Buddy Guy, Jimmy Vaughn and Bobby Blue Bland.
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