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ABOUT JIM PEARCE

Pianist / Composer/ Singer Jim Pearce has released 7 Jazz CD's and composed and recorded 100’s of tunes in many genres. Jim's compositions have been heard in TV shows including “Saturday Night Live” (NBC), “90210” (The CW), “Parenthood” (NBC), “Friends With Benefits” (NBC), “Lipstick Jungle” (NBC), “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (NBC), “Greek” (ABC), The Mentalist (CBS)”, “American Pickers” (Hist.), “Aurora” (Telemundo), and the feature film “The Big Wedding” (Lionsgate), as well as many other shows.

Jim's CD I'm in the Twilight of a Mediocre Career hit #1 on the JazzWeek Jazz Radio Chart and was featured in an interview on NPR'S Morning Edition with Susan Stamberg. He's also been the recipient of numerous awards including Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting (Great American Song Contest) and Grand Prize in Jazz Category (John Lennon Songwriting Contest).

Jim is available for Concerts, Festivals, and Clubs around the world.

“There exists a unique and storied subset of jazz artists who pen the most clever music and lyrics this side of Tin Pan Alley and way that side of modern-day Nashville. Besides Bob Dorough and Dave Frishberg, who are in a class by themselves, are Mose Allison and Jim Pearce, who are also part of that rarefied class.”
All About Jazz/ C. Michael Bailey

“'Never Open with a Ballad' is a delightful collection of modern jazz performed by an outstanding collective of sympathetic musicians who are truly deserving of wider recognition. Pearce proves himself a highly adept leader who approaches every aspect of his music with vision and integrity.”
All About Jazz/ John Barron

“Jim Pearce is in possession of a special type of “triple threat.” I don't know if he can dance or act. That's not the kind I mean. What Pearce certainly can do is sing, play piano and write great music.”
Jazz Improv Magazine/ Dave Miele

“Singing pianist Jim Pearce is incredibly hip, but please don't tell him. It might ruin his hangdog charm, which stacks up favorably alongside witty songsters such as Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg and Mose Allison.”
Jazziz Magazine

“Jim is an extraordinarily talented musician and those skills are matched by his songwriting abilities. It is easy to see why he has earned many songwriting awards during his illustrious career. His stories and their imaginative lyrics create vivid images that one does not soon forget, or want to. And his piano riffs continue to play in your head long after his music stops.”
Roots Music Report/ Brenda Barbee

“Pearce has produced another winner. This is outstanding mainstream jazz. Washington Square Park is a powerful reminder that not all great jazz pianist/composers are signed to Verve or Blue Note—or work out of New York”
All About Jazz / Paul Olson

   
 

AWARDS Won by JIM PEARCE

  • FINALIST in 2006 INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS for JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Washington Square Park) and JAZZ SONG OF THE YEAR (Dreaming in Van Gogh Colors)
  • OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SONGWRITING in 7th ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST (Prairie Dog Ballet) (2006)
  • GRAND PRIZE IN JAZZ CATEGORY 2003 JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST (Muddy River Vamp)
  • FIRST PRIZE 6th ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST (Debbie's Birthday Song) and OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SONGWRITING for (Debbie's Blue Bicycle)
  • FINALIST in JAZZ CATEGORY in 2004 U.S.A. SONGWRITING COMPETITION (On the Bridge at Night)
  • FINALIST IN 2004 UNISONG INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST (Washington Square Park) co-written with DEBORAH WILES
  • OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SONGWRITING in 2002 GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST (2nd Place-instrumental category) (Thirty Year Waltz)
  • HONOR AWARD in 2003 GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST (One More Tomorrow)
  • FINALIST in 2003 UNISONG INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST (4 SONGS)
 
 

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