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"An emerging personal style that's cultivated, compelling, and certainly worth repeat listening." - Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal
Juno-nominated guitarist Jim Head has worked with such acclaimed jazz artists as Tim Hagans, Maria Schneider, Sheila Jordan, Bob Mintzer, Steve Slagle, Ralph Bowen, Gil Goldstein, Jane Bunnett, Joel Miller, Kirk MacDonald, Phil Dwyer, David Braid, Kelly Jefferson, Mike Downes, Myron Walden, P.J. Perry, Doug Riley, Chet Doxas, Keiran Overs, John Stetch, Chris Tarry, and among many others. He has performed in clubs, concerts, and festivals across Canada, as well as China, Mexico, and the U.S.A.
Jim has also appeared on over 30 recordings, including two as a leader: Mind's Eye, released in 2006, and his 2015 Juno-nominated release, Zoetrope.
Jim Head has spent much of his career in Edmonton, home to a thriving jazz festival and one of Canada's great jazz clubs, the Yardbird Suite, where he is a frequent performer. He also spent several years in Montreal, studying at McGill University and working with many of the leading artists in the Montreal jazz scene.
In addition to his busy career as a performer, Jim is an associate professor at MacEwan University, where he has been the guitar department head since 2007.