Jim has had a passion for music from a very early age. From the first time that he was introduced to bands such as KISS, Van Halen, the Beatles and REO Speedwagon by his older brother and Elvis Presley, Three Dog Night, George Strait and the Bee Gees and Abba from his parents, Jim was enamored! Music was in his blood! Throughout grade school and high school music had become his driving force and the soundtrack to his life. Jim began working at a music store selling records (yes, vinyl!), cassettes and CDs as well as VHS, DVDs and video games. It was around this time that Jim started DJing. Jim managed to double major at the University of Illinois earning a Bachelor’s degree in Photography and another Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. His passion for art and music has always remained with him as well as his desire to share the experience with others.

“It is such a great feeling to be able to make someone happy by playing a song that might mean a lot to them or something that simply makes people want to jump around and dance! It is also a great feeling to be able to introduce music to people that they may not be familiar with or something that they have not heard in a long time. It is very satisfying to be able to please a wide variety of people with varying tastes. It is also very important to provide not only a fun time but hopefully some wonderful, lasting memories!”