Richie Cole, Rusty Jones, Ty Cooper, Kelly Sill, Jim Sellers
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."
His wide-ranging experience includes performances 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.
He also occasionally plays guitar and sings with surprising ease and skill, and
audiences love his friendly, funny and engaging banter.
Playing "Sunny" with Brian Sandstrom on bass and Tim McNamara on flute at Mariano's, 2323 Capital Dr., Northbrook, IL, March 29, 2019.
Playing "What Is This Thing Called Love?" at the Rose Colella Jam Session at the Jazz Showcase, August 26th, 2013.
Accompanying Spider Saloff on song “You Better Watch Yourself With That One.”
Accompanying Tammy McCann during a live interview from Piano Forte in Chicago, on November 12, 2014.
Brian Sandstrom, Jim Sellers
Jim Sellers, Jim Cox
Jim Sellers, Jeannie Tanner, Darren Scorza, Cory Biggerstaff
Mike Jeffers, Geoffrey Lowe, Jim Sellers
Performing my original composition "It's All Good," broadcast on WTTW on January 1, 2016.
Jim Sellers Music
"...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