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Jim Blackburn smooth jazz sax

Saxophone, Keys, Wind Synthesizer

Backyard Soirée

Jim played for a dinner party that I hosted in my backyard on November 3rd for 15 of my friends. The music was over the top. Wonderful!! A few couples danced around the pool. It made for a perfect evening.


November 6, 2023

Job Well Done!

Jim thank you for an exceptional job. We appreciate you for sharing our twenty Fifth Anniversary with us today.
You are the epitome of Smooth Jazz personified.

Rev. Alonzo McKenzieJune 24, 2023


Jim performed at our wedding last weekend and he is amazing! His music is beautiful and was perfect for our wedding. He was very responsive during booking and the weeks leading up to our wedding. He played all of our requests and everyone at our event commented how much they loved his music! Thanks again Jim!

Emily W.

June 26, 2023

Great Musician

Jim was absolutely perfect for our event - he was very professional, punctual, answered all my questions, and is a great musician. All of our attendees really enjoyed his music and I would highly recommend him.


March 14, 2023


I would highly recommend Mr. Blackburn!  Absolutely great! He was perfect for the occasion, very talented, kind and professional musician.

Blane K.
Dec. 2, 2022

Jim Makes The Party!

We hired Jim for a surprise 60th birthday for my dad. Jim was a real hit! He brought such great energy. He’s very talented and a pleasure to work with. We will definitely keep him in mind for future parties in FLA.

Jess B.
September 15, 2022

New Year's Eve Cocktail Party


Jim played saxophone at our Charity Event this past weekend which was a 1920's theme. He was absolutely fantastic. Everyone remarked at how fantastic he was. I would recommend him with confidence!

Mary V.                                                                                                            April 16, 2019

True Professional!


Jim's music was fabulous. A great addition to our event!

Mary R.

November 24, 2017

Garden Party

This was the second event we have hired Jim to play for our group - this time it was an afternoon Garden Party at the White Orchid at Oasis for about 60 people. Jim’s music provided the perfect backdrop for an elegant and festive cocktail hour and dinner party. He always knows exactly what to play for easy listening along with some nice music for dancing!

Carol & Marv

November 27, 2017

Another Great Event!


Cooler Than Cool!

We were beyond thrilled to have him play at our big event!  Our guests were thrilled by his entertainment and he helped tap into the ambiance of the evening. Without hesitation, I would, and will, use him again and recommend    him to anyone who wants professionalism combined with great talent.

Pat Lago

Event Date - November 15, 2017

Amazing Talent

Jim was fantastic for the event we held in a McDonald's restaurant. He is a total professional and perfectly set the tone for the Brunch event we were hosting. I highly recommend him for any event and certainly plan to book him again and again!

Amberli  P.

Event Date - October 9, 2016

Yacht Club Dinner

We had heard Jim play many times in a public venue and always enjoyed his music. He plays a wide repertoire of smooth jazz, mellow listening music and lots of fav standards that are suitable for dancing. Recently we asked Jim to play for us during a private cocktail and dinner party at the Captiva Island Yacht Club. Everyone really enjoyed the evening and we had many many compliments on our choice of entertainment. Thank you Jim (and his lovely wife Gail too!) Highly recommend him for a class act all the way!

Carol and Marv

Event Date - Jan. 24, 2016

Wow! Absolutely Perfect!

Jim Blackburn was absolutely perfect! His talent and professionalism was more than I had expected. It was the cherry on top of the ice cream!
I have many parties / events, and all my guests at this event were very impressed with Jim and his talent. I recommend hiring Jim Blackburn for your next event, if you really want to entertain your guests in style. Many Thanks to you Jim

Wyndee G.
Event Date - May 4th, 2016

A Great Addition To Any Event!

Jim did a fabulous job providing background music for our daughter's wedding cocktail hour & dinner. We corresponded with Jim a number of times via email to outline our thoughts for the event. Jim was always prompt in his response. Jim took our direction and planned a wide array of musical selections that was pleasing for all who attended. His music was entertaining, the volume level was perfect, and his proficiency amazing. Jim was a delight to work with and added such a special touch to our cocktail and dinner hour! The guests of all ages, loved the music he provided! I would highly recommend him to provide background music for any event that you may be planning. We look forward to booking Jim again for another future event! Bravo!

 Deb A.                                                                                                                                     May 7, 2016

Family Party


Jim is so talented! Many of my guests commented specifically about how much they enjoyed his music! He was punctual, personable, flexible, and reasonably priced! We will definitely use him again in the future and will recommend him to anyone who needs great entertainment to add a wonderful atmosphere to their occasion. Thanks, Jim!"

Norma P.

Event Date:  3/31/2015

Auto Dealer Grand Opening

Our experience with Jim Blackburn was amazing. He was very professional, a wonderful musician and extremely easy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone.

Diane W,

Event Date - May 24th, 2016

Holiday Happy Hour

Our private club hired Jim Blackburn for a small event for about 50-60 members. He did an absolutely amazing job and impressed all of the members who attended. He arrived well in advance to make sure that he was set up on time before the event started. He brought his own lighting which was a perfect touch to the event. He was so great that a member hired in on the spot for their own private event. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a professional musician!


Event Date: Dec 15, 2014

Jim Is the Best!

I own a salon and have had Jim play for several of our events. He is a wonderful musician and he is so warm and personable our clients now ask me if we are going to have Jim play every time we post an event! He is simply the best.


Event Date: Dec 10, 2011

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Beautifully Orchestrated

You made us all feel special. Beautifully orchestrated music. Thank you!

MaeganDecember 23, 2023

True Professional

Always a pleasure to have Jim perform for our Club members. He is so easy to work with and takes a casual setting and kicks it up a notch with his varied repertoire. He is a classy gentleman and a true professional.


November 15, 2021  

Wide selections of songs

Just saw Jim at Rosy Tomorrows the past Sunday. Very Impressed! Played a wide selection of songs with his own twists. Came home and immediately got online to find his calendar. Looking forward to listening him play again


March 31, 2021

Perfect Ambiance

Great Performance!

Very Professional, Great Performance, Punctual


March 9, 2021

Mother's Day Surprise

Paige C.May 10, 2020



Jim played at the cocktail sunset hour at the Ritz Carlton Beach Club in Sarasota Florida. He was perfect--- from the musical selection to the pure beautiful sounds of his saxophone ....we are very fortunate to have found him ...... he played non stop for an hour at the initial cocktail reception of the wedding reception... looking dapper too!

Patti Griffin

Dec. 1, 2018

Boca Grande - Jazz Brunch

A Nice Flow

Mr. Blackburn was very punctual and attentive to our requests. He made our gathering as intimate and familiar as we wanted it. His music was soothing and entertaining, lively and fun at other times. He is very personable and it made our Saturday night a memorable experience as it had the perfect mixture of art and entertainment. I will hire him again for future events as I want to listen to the variety of genres from different times that he can play.

Wendy C. 

Event Date - September 23, 2017

Perfect Seasonal Background!


Jim's music was fabulous. A great addition to our event!

Mary R.

November 24, 2017


Island Walk Sunset Concert

Noelle K.

Event Date -  May 22, 2016

60th Anniversary Party

Jim is a real pro--very talented with a great music selection. He played for us for four hours and everyone loved him. He even learned my parent’s favorite song so he could play it for them. He took our party to another level. And he was lovely to deal with.

Resa P.

Event Date - June 2, 2016


Holiday Party

Jim was a delight to work with. He was early stayed 'til the party was over and he provided great music. Had many, many compliments last nite about how his background music added to the evening. He said he was there to add to the enjoyment and would adjust to the mood of the crowd ,and he handled it like a real pro without a need to be the center of attention . He was great!"

Virginia P.

Event Date: 12/18/2014

Great Guy, Cool Tunes!

Jim is an exceptional Sax player with a wide variety of music. He has been working in our restaurant, Vino De Notte in downtown Fort Myers for several months and our guests love him.

Tim O.

Event Date:  Aug 3, 2012