Jim Hall, our fine percussionist, will be leading the group and getting us off to a good start for the New Year and you won’t want to miss it. Listen to his solos and his interactions with the rest of the musicians on the bandstand and you will hear a superb drummer. As the leader for January, Jim will call the tunes and help direct the band.
Most of our members know of Jim’s work with Dick Goodwin (both the Quintet and the Big Band). But only long time members are likely to know that Jim was also the principal timpanist with the South Carolina Philharmonic, the South Carolina Lyric Opera and the South Carolina Chamber Orchestra. Plus, Jim organized and led a steel drum band at USC. In addition, Jim worked with a long line of jazz artists including Marion McPartland, Billy Eckstein, Tom Scott, Bill Waltrous, and David “Fathead” Newman.