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Jim Blackburn smooth jazz sax

Saxophone, Keys, WindSynth


Originally from Akron, Ohio, Jim is a Solo Sax /Multi-Instrumentalist performing with studio quality, professional backing tracks using real musicians. He performs jazz and pop standards from the Great American Songbook, along with Contemporary Smooth Jazz on Tenor Sax, Wind Synthesizer and Keyboard. Playing music from the age of eight, Jim earned his Music Education degree from the University of Akron (Ohio). Upon graduation, he became a high school band director, but found that his passion was performing professionally. Jim worked with a number of bands and jazz ensembles in the NE part of the US and has opened for several headline performers.

Since moving to Florida in 1996, Jim has worked as a solo act. He brings quality gear and a professional attitude, providing instrumental background music well suited for dinners, cocktail hours, restaurants, private parties, fundraisers, and corporate events, from St. Petersburg to Marco Island. With hundreds of tunes in his library and over 40 years of professional experience, guests are sure to be entertained for the entire event. Special music requests not a problem.

Additionally, Jim has a battery powered sound system for locations that have no electricity, such as a poolside or park setting.

Watch for Jim at an venue near you!

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