Jazz pianist, composer and teacher Jim Sellers breathes life into any jazz style with boundless creativity and an adherence to the genre that evokes legendary players of the past.
Sellers’ gritty and soulful blues, exciting left-hand stride styles and poignant ballads capture his Chicago roots and never disappoint.
Chicago Jazz Magazine says, "Sellers uses his virtuosity and eclectic knowledge to excellent effect…novel approaches and notable musical surprises."
Jim has performed with many of today’s jazz luminaries, including trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, saxophonists Frank Catalano and Richie Cole, vocalists Tammy McCann, Hailey Tuck and Spider Saloff, and bassists Nick Schneider
and Bill Yancey.
After a performance with Ty Cooper,
Richie Cole, Rusty Jones and Kelly Sill
Promotional video for Chicago Jazz Productions
Highland Park Pumpkin Fest with Jeannie Tanner, Darren Scorza and Cory Biggerstaff
Rehearsal of the Michael Lerich Jazz Ensemble at the Music Garage, Chicago, Michael Lerich on clarinet, Paul Merar on bass, and Greg Fundis on drums, November 8, 2020.
Marie's Pizza with Brian Sandstrom
Playing "What Is This Thing Called Love?" at the Rose Colella Jam Session at the Jazz Showcase, August 26th, 2013.
Piano solo, Keri Johnsrud performance at Andy's Jazz Club, with Dan Thatcher on bass and Ben Gray on drums, August 17, 2019
Wedding gig with Jim Cox
Performing my original composition "It's All Good," broadcast on WTTW on January 1, 2016.
"...Tatum-esque" "...evoking elements of Keith Jarrett’s solo recordings" – Chicago Jazz Magazine
“…unambiguous attack of the piano and witty arrangements...” – Jazz Institute of Chicago
Accompanying Tammy McCann during a live interview from Piano Forte in Chicago, on November 12, 2014.
Jim Sellers Music
Accompanying Spider Saloff on song “You Better Watch Yourself With That One.”
Red Kiva Lounge with Mike Jeffers and Geoffrey Lowe
Andy's Jazz Club performance on August 18, 2019, with Keri Johnsrud