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Jim Blackburn Smooth Jazz Sax

Saxophone, Keys, WindSynth


Originally from Akron, Ohio, Jim is a Solo Saxophonist using studio quality professional backing tracks for his band. He performs jazz and pop standards from the Great American Songbook, and Contemporary Smooth Jazz on Tenor Sax, Windsynth and Keyboard. Playing music from the age of eight, he earned his B.S. in 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 a number of headline performers.</p> <p>Since his move to Florida in 1996, Jim has worked mostly as a duo or solo act. He brings quality gear and a professional attitude, providing instrumental background music well suited for dinners, cocktail hours, restaurants, private parties, beach weddings, fundraisers, funerals, etc. from St. Petersburg to Marco Island. With over 750 tunes in his library and over 30 years of professional experience, guests are sure to be entertained for the entire event.</p> <p>Watch for Jim at an venue near you!</p>