Jim Nichols has been a part of the jazz guitar scene for over four decades. He has performed with artists such as Joe Pass, Toots Thielemans, Buddy Montgomery, Chet Atkins, Art Pepper, Julio Iglesias, Hubert Laws, Della Reese, Martin Taylor, Kenny Rankin and many more. Jim s music has taken him to the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Tonight Show and the Olympia Theater in Paris. In June 1997, Jim was a featured artist at the 18th annual Django Reinhardt Festival. In this 94-minute DVD Jim shares his insights on Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar. He is a master of this style. Includes Blues for John and numerous examples.
About the Actor
Jim s impressive credentials include appearances on television, radio, concert halls, and clubs including Carnegie Hall and the Tonight Show. He has played and/or recorded with Kenny Rankin, Chet Atkins, Hubert Laws, Buddy Montgomery, Van Morrison, Toots Thielemans, Tom Waits, and others. Jim has taught clinics in the U.S. and in Europe including Stanford and Jamie Aebersold Jazz Workshops. He was featured at the 97 Django Reinhardt Festival in France with the great European guitarists, Romane and Martin Taylor. Jim is featured on "World of Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar" for Stefan Grossman s Guitar Workshop and has a Jazz Guitar instruction video on Bransong Music. His solo CD was chosen by Guitar Player Magazine as a "Pick of the Year" for 96 and in January of 2001, Jim was interviewed in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. Chet Atkins said in his autobiography Me and My Guitars: "And I know, as the torch is passed, our beloved instrument is in good hands with players like Jerry Reed, Tommy Emmanuel, Richard Smith, Jim Nichols, and Doyle Dykes".