Jim Sellers Music

Knowledgeable

 

Earned a Masters of Music degree in Jazz Studies from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s degree in music composition from Northern Illinois University.

Experienced

Performed with many of today’s jazz luminaries, including Wynton Marsalis, Frank Catalano, Luba Mason, Spider Saloff, Bill Yancy (long-time bassist for Ella Fitzgerald), and many others

Versatile

Performed classical music and theatrical works at such venues as The Park West, Victory Gardens, Royal George, Second City and Annoyance theaters

​4/1/18: Solo Piano at Mariano's, 678 N York Rd, Elmhurst, IL 


4/3/18: Cafe Prague House Band for the Jam Session, 6710 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL, 8 to 11 p.m. 


4/8/18: as part of the Toni Callahan quartet at  Mac's on Slade, 117 W Slade St, Palatine, IL 


4/10/18: Cafe Prague House Band for the Jam Session, 6710 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL, 8 to 11 p.m. 


4/12/18: Jim Sellers Trio with bassist Brian Sandstrom and Art Davis at Marie's Pizza, 4127 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.


4/18/18: Accompanying Jeannie Tanner at Pete Miller's Steak and Sea Food, 1557 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL, 7 to 11 p.m.


4/21/18: Private fundraiser. Part of the Suede Stout quintet, 8 to 11 p.m.


4/24/18: Cafe Prague House Band for the Jam Session, 6710 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL, 8 to 11 p.m. 


4/27/18: part of the Michelle Thomas Quartet at Pete Miller's Steak and Sea Food, 3032 English Rows Avenue, Naperville, IL, 6 to 10 p.m.


5/5/18: Part of the Jeannie Tanner Quartet, Pete Miller's Steak and Sea Food, 1557 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL, 7 to 11 p.m.

Reviews

"...Tatum-esque" "...evoking elements of Keith Jarrett’s solo recordings." "Sellers uses his virtuosity and eclectic knowledge to excellent effect…novel approaches and notable musical surprises."
– Chicago Jazz Magazine

“…unambiguous attack of the piano and witty arrangements...”
– Jazz Institute of Chicago

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