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Jim Pearce

Pianist / Composer/ Singer Jim Pearce has released 7 Jazz CD’s, and one Neo Classical CD, "A Piano Story." Jim's CD " I'm in the Twilight of a Mediocre Career" reached #1 on the JazzWeek Jazz Radio Chart. Jim’s compositions have been used in over 300 TV shows including
“Saturday Night Live,” “The Voice,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Parenthood,” “The Mentalist,” “Empire,” “Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” “Blue Bloods,” “90210,” “The Affair,” “2016 Rio Olympics,” “Pawn Stars,” “The Tonight Show,” “American Pickers,” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Friends With Benefits.” In addition, Pearce’s music was included in the feature film “The Big Wedding” (produced by Lionsgate).

He’s also been the recipient of numerous awards including Grand Prize/Jazz Category (John Lennon Songwriting Contest), First Place/Instrumental Category (Great American Song Contest), and Finalist for Jazz Album of the Year in The Independent Music Awards.

Press Quotes

“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.” C. Michael Bailey/ AllAbout Jazz

"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

"This is Spectacular, great CD -- I already listened to it twice. What a great collection of tracks, musical skills and the surprise of Jim's vocals, quite an opener!! Again with the greatest pleasure will take this CD into extended airplay." Joost Van Steen, Jazz & Blues Tour Radio - The Netherlands

“ 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

“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. He does plenty of each on his latest CD, Never Open with a Ballad. He and his band play in relaxed, straight -ahead jazz style. The songs (each tune on the CD is a Pearce original) are unique. Pearce has a clearly developed compositional style. The arrangements bring out the best from each composition. The musicians bring out the best from each arrangement. Never Open with a Ballad is seriously swingin’ CD that is infinitely worth a listen or two.” Jazz Improv Magazine/ Dave Miele

“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

"This is a reminder that there are a number of great musicians who deserve much wider recognition! Jim Pearce is one of them; his latest CD is proof of this. It is a very entertaining album and it is great jazz too! Thank you so much for sending it to me, will start playing the music in May and the months after." - Peter Kuller, Radio Adelaide - Australia