Jim Rothermel - Reeds



National artists:
Billy Butterfield, Dan Barrett, Bucky Pizzarelli, Steve Allen, Charlie Byrd, Art Pepper/Mike Vax big band, Rex Allen (Gene Krupa Orchestra), Jay McShann, Sammy Price, Lloyd Glen, Bob Crosby and The Bobcats, Jesse Colin Young, Van Morrison, Maria Muldaur, Art Garfunkel, Steve Goodman, Jethro Burns, John Prine, The Pointer Sisters, The Chambers Brothers, David Bromberg, David Amram, Mimi Farina, Terry Garthwaite, Leon Redbone, Dr. John, Norton Buffalo, Charles Brown, The Temptations.

Canadian artists:
Ferron, Amos Garrett, Shari Ulrich, Doc Fingers, Jim Byrnes.

Dixieland bands:
Dick Oxtot's Golden Age Jazz Band, Mike Vax's Great American Jazz Band, The Oakland A's Swingers, Don Neely's Royal Society Six, The New Century Jazz Band, The Golden Gate Rhythm Machine, Bob Schulz's Frisco Jazz Band.

Local big bands:
Don Piestrup, Cuz Cousineau, Full Faith and Credit, Alice Arts Center Jazz Orchestra.

Other local groups:
Jim Rothermel's Neo-Classic Swing Quintet, Fast Company, Lost Weekend Western Swing Band, Warren Gale Sextet, Peter Welker Sextet, Bryan Gould's Swing Fever, Rex Allen's Swing Express, Cats & Jammers, Dan Hicks & the Christmas Jug Band.

Notable national and local venues:
Universal Ampitheater, Pacific Ampitheater, Red Rocks Ampitheater, Felt Forum, Carnegie Hall, The Greek Theater, The Great American Music Hall, Kimball's, Yoshi's, Concord Pavilion, Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society.

National and local festivals:
Seattle, WA; Ocean Shores, WA; Long Beach, WA; Whidbey Island, WA; Friday Harbor, WA; Portland, OR; Seaside, OR; Sun Valley, ID; Nugget Jazz Festival, Reno, NV; Scottsdale, AZ; Indianapolis Jazz Jam, IN; Helena, MT; Great Falls, MT; Monterey Jazz Festival; Sacramento Jubilee; San Diego Jazz Festival; Fresno Mardi Gras; Santa Nella; Pismo Beach; Santa Rosa; Marin Home Show and Classic Jazz Festival; San Francisco Jazz Festival, Bread and Roses Festival Concerts.

TV appearances:
The Midnight Special, In Concert, In Session, Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, CKVU's "Vancouver Live"; specials for CBC (Canada), NTV (Japan), and Belgian National TV.

Elementary school music teacher, grades 1-6, 1969-70; staff, Family Light/Onstage Music; guest artist/clinician for Santa Rosa Junior College Concert Series and Delta Junior College; performer, Music In The Schools program, San Francisco Bay Area; private students (theory, technique and improvisation).

Co-writer with Steve Goodman of three songs for his album "Words We Can Dance To", including "Banana Republics", later recorded by Jimmy Buffet on platinum-selling "Changes In Attitude, Changes In Latitude". The song was also a number one hit single in Italy in 1993 (Italian artist).


Two-time Bay Area Music Awards (BAMMY) nominee.
Featured performer on the 1987 Grammy Award winning album "A Tribute to Steve Goodman".

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