From sponsoring jazz legends to perform at University of Toronto's Convoaction Hall in the sixties, to establishing the Rex Hotel as a jazz hotspot in eighties, to playing a 15 year run at Nawlni's Jazz Bar until today , New York City born and bred Jim Heineman has been a mainstay of the live Toronto jazz scene for decades. Jim's influences include "mystical" nights witnessing performances by revolutionary players such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus to name only a few and he counts Mary Lou Williams, George Coleman, James Moody, Lenny Breau and other greats among his mentors. He has also done his own share of mentoring, an important part of his musical legacy. Jim's talent as a composer was recognized with a nomination for an Indepedent Music award.
Jim leads various ensembles and can be hired for duets, trios, quartets etc. right up to his seven piece "Dream Band". He is also accepting new students for sax and flute.
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