Just back from an amazing study trip to Cuba.  It was amazing and I will share more details soon. July 21 and 22 I'm in the studio with Peter Mawanga from Malawi. Great music and he is a wonderful gentleman.  


Thank you and all your percussionist compadres for an evening that I was lucky enough to be in attendance for! It is still resonating in my soul! MUCH NEEDED! Appreciate having access to the second act of the evening on a recording. Joyous Summer Solstice in Peace Jim....CORI”



I love what Jim has done for my projects. He is like a great chef who can season any dish. He has dedicated his life to the world of music and bring experience to every project. He has the ears of an artist and can paint with the brush strokes of percussion.”

— Futureman of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

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North Carolina Rhythm Project 

Four years ago today, I started a improvisational group with Mark Little that by the second incarnation became known as the NC Rhythm Project.  My intent is to use different musicians (from across North Carolina) to create a improvisational performance that is both rhythm and melodically based.  It is the type of situation that causes each musician to use their ears and experience as a guide as to when to play, when to remain silent and when to solo or groove. It is challenging to keep it up for a sustained time but is certainly doable. I want to play with people that I feel comfortable with and people that I also enjoy their personal contributions to the music. Please come out and see the newest incarnation of the NC Rhythm Project. We will be performing at the Oasis in Carr Mill Mall in Carrboro on June 18 at 8:00. I hope to see you there~!


After a lot of years, the new web site is finally ready!  I'm excited to step into the modern world and have an updated site to bring the best in percussion  news and activities. My life is consumed with beautiful music and rhythm and I want to share it with you. 

Here I will be able to keep you up to date with gigs, lesson information, production projects, new music and more. Come back often as the site will be updated regularly. If you have questions about solo performances. gigs, lessons, production, Elon or percussion feel free to ask and I will get back as soon as possible. 

Thanks for visiting and I hope to share much more soon~!

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