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Versatile is probably the best word to describe me. Equally at home in a tight, well-rehearsed musical ensemble, or living on the edge in a pick-up band, my schedule for over 30 years has included literally thousands of performances at concerts, festivals, special events, corporate and private functions, and also in theaters, churches, nightclubs and restaurants.

In the studio, I've played drums and created drum loops or sequences for numerous CD's, demos and live applications in a wide range of styles. Whatever the setting, my goal is always to get immersed into the spirit and true nature of the music, because it's there that one finds the most appropriate thing to play.

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Concerts & Festivals
Performed with The Marvelettes and The Smothers Brothers in concert, and with the opening acts for Herbie Hancock, John Scofield, Ronnie Laws, Eric Johnson, Glen Campbell, Kool & the Gang, David Benoit, Special EFX and Spyro Gyra.

I've played with different groups at the following concert series and festivals: Piccolo Spoleto Festival (Charleston, SC), Atlanta Jazz Festival, Callanwolde Jazz on the Lawn, Inman Park Festival, Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Concerts By The Springs (Sandy Springs, GA), Smithgall Arts Center Evenings of Intimate Jazz (Gainesville, GA), Blue Sky Concerts (Decatur, GA), Dekalb County (Georgia) Jazz and Blues Festival, Lake Oconee (Georgia) Music Festival, Big Canoe (Georgia) Oktoberfest.

Drummer in the pit orchestra for "Heartstrings: The National Tour", a musical benefit that featured Sandy Duncan, Jennifer Holliday, Joel Grey and Tommy Tune among others. Venues included the Fox Theater (Atlanta), Wiltern Theater (Los Angeles), Chicago Theater (Chicago), Beacon Theater (NYC), and the Academy Of Music (Philadelphia). I also played drums in the orchestra for The Fox Theater's 75th Anniversary Celebration in Atlanta.

I've played in the rhythm section for various plays (examples: "West Side Story", "The Sound of Music", "Menopause the Musical", "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"), cabaret-style productions (musical theme examples: "Viva la France", "NYC - On Broadway", "Johnny Mercer Tribute: Too Marvelous For Words"), and youth talent shows (produced by the Broadway Dreams Foundation and Rising Talents of Atlanta).

Special Events and Fundraisers
A small sampling over the past 25+ years includes:
VIP Parties for Major League Baseball World Series, Masters Golf Tournament, NCAA Final Four
Candlelight Ball (I played at this event for over 10 years benefiting CADEF: The Childhood Autism Foundation)
Soledad O'Brien Freedom's Voice Award Gala
Girl Scout National Council Session / 50th Convention
SKAL (Kenya) President's Ball
"Music and the Arts" evenings in Atlanta at the High Museum, Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Fernbank Museum 

Member of Local 148-462 American Federation of Musicians

Some steady engagements have included 4 years as house drummer at Cafe 290's Jazz Jam (Sandy Springs, GA), and 18 months as a staff musician at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead (Atlanta, GA). I've played in the praise band at Dunwoody Baptist Church for over 14 years. (There's a quick shot of me at 0:47 during the DBC home page video.)

Performed at countless rock, jazz and R&B nightclub gigs, corporate parties, conventions, debutante balls,
weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, etc. I've also worked with choreographers to develop pieces for modern dance routines. Played on music heard on NBC's "Lipstick Jungle", ABC Family's "Greek" and the Weather Channel. While the majority of my work has been in the Atlanta area, national touring experience has included gigs in NYC, LA, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC and dozens of smaller towns.
Some of my "stranger" experiences include:
  • Playing inside of a hospital's Labor & Delivery Ward for it's Grand Opening.
  • Member of a group backing a hypnotist who proceeded to hypnotize the piano player on the gig.
  • Member of a jazz trio booked by an agent on New Year's Eve -- we showed up in tuxes only to find out the people were wearing jeans and wanted mostly country music! We limped through it by playing instrumental versions of such classics as "Crazy" and "Boot Scootin' Boogie." The list goes on...

Selected Discography

Barry Richman - Temporary Eternity
Dan Coy - Nothing But the Truth
Delta Angels - The Delta Angels
Dunwoody Baptist Church - A Revolution Through Worship
In This World - What Key Is This In?
Jim Pearce - Bouncin'
Jim Pearce - I'm In The Twilight Of A Mediocre Career
Jim Pearce - Never Open With A Ballad
Jim Pearce - Prairie Dog Ballet
Jim Pearce - Thirty Year Waltz
Jim Pearce - Washington Square Park
Queenie Mullinix - One Horse Town
Robert Hoyt - As American As You
Robert Ray - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (The Harold Arlen Songbook)
Solid State/Ken Gregory - Natural Process
T Woods and Tōmana - Just In Time
T Woods - Conversations
Traci Wynn - Sounds Of The Holidays
Various Artists - 14x7 Hand-Picked Songs From Georgia
Various Artists - Peach State Blues: A Collection of Contemporary Blues Songs, Vol. 1