New York guitarist Jim Savitt is making noise in contemporary jazz/smooth jazz circles with his CD Hear And Now. He's garnered quite a bit of airplay with his melodic, guitar-driven instrumentals - a welcome respite from the slew of saxophone dominated contemporary jazz cuts. Savitt is an ultra-clean player, playing both electric and acoustic guitars with equal skill, and adding seamless, double-tracked harmony to enhance his original, world-influenced melodies. Hear And Now is a perfect CD for winding down at the end of a long day - Savitt's fluid phrasing making for a special listening experience. Fans of Craig Chaquico's work, who'd like a little more electric guitar in the mix, should really give Savitt's CD some ear time.
Jim studied at the Berklee School of Music and has a bachelor of science degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, where for two years he was the musical director of their 17 piece jazz band. He has performed in numerous venues ranging from clubs and restaurants to festivals and trade show events at large convention centers. Jim was interviewed and performed live to an audience of 4.5 million nationwide listeners on the WOR Radio Network's Joey Reynolds Show. In addition, he has performed internationally including a 2 week stint in Cairo, Egypt in both 1999 and 2000. Jim was a 2002 headline performer at the WJZA 103.5/104.3 concert series in Columbus, OH.
With 20 years of experience in musical theory and performance, and an expertise in computer technology, Savitt constantly seeks out new venues to express his musicality. He recently produced & co-wrote a New Age style CD for the group "Leaving Footprints" and wrote and produced the Chill/House CD entitled "Chillin' Nights" for the group Manhattan Project. Jim was also commissioned to compose music for Any Channel, an interactive entertainment company developing
a video game for a multi-player CD-ROM machine.
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