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* May 8, 1958
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Jim has played, sang, recorded and produced many styles and projects including the bands; Skip Towne and The Greyhounds, RPM, Nightflight, Summer Reign, The Brotherhood, Blaize, Brother John, Three Fingers and Michael McDermott; has been musical director and done score, composition, Foley and sound design for films including "Carnival"and "Changingman"; and commericals and jingles for several clients including Crown. He has sung and played guitar, drums, woodwinds and percussion in theatre, bands, orchestras and small acoustic groups. Jim graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame with departmental awards in philosphy and music and worked in film studies in Hollywood with Tony Bill ("Taxi Driver", "The Sting", "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure") After college he earned his J.D. in Chicago with studies including contract and entertainment law. Jim is currently producing, singing and playing drums and percussion in the Chicago blues band, "Skip Towne and The Greyhounds" (www.skiptowne.com) with Peter Quinn ("The Curly Shuffle", Jump'n The Saddle Band, Billboard # 15, national hit on Atlantic). The band's current original, "Bulletproof Heart" is featured in the film "Changingman". "The Time Factor" arranged in collaboration with Chuck Webb (Ramsey Lewis, David Sanborn, Grover Washington, Jr.(www.etemusic.com)yeilded the notable, haunting thread that is vital to the film's underscore. Skip Towne and The Greyhounds have released the CDs "Hit The Bricks" in 2000, and "Road Works Live" in 2003 and are currently working on their third CD, "Detours". Jim continues to perform and produce several midwest bands including Midnight, RPM, Brother John (Eric Clapton, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy) (www.brojohn.com) and Michael McDermott (MTV Buzz Bin Video "A Wall I Must Climb)(www.michael-mcdermott.com)

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