Brilliant Sax/Woodwind Player, Arranger,
Coming to Nashville in 1985, Jim Hoke was immediately invited to play
symphony pops concerts with Emmylou Harris as featured soloist on sax,
recorder, harmonica and guitars.
Jim scored symphonic
arrangements for some of these concerts by Emmylou and again later, for
Donna Summer, and has arranged and produced strings for pop
sessions, jingles, and radio and television themes.
Jim has been called "musician's musician" by his peers and although
he's reached an accomplished level of artisanship, he is far from
settling back and relaxing. Hoke remains on the front
edge exploring and expanding, while his roots remain in his rich musical
As 1998 draws to a close,
Jim is finishing mixdown on his latest album, "Hoke and The Jump
. During 1998 Jim also recorded in George McClure's pop
Western swing & jazz CD,
Saturday (Alien Love)",
releasing on Nashville's
Jim is composer, music director and
of "Webb Wilder, Last Of The Full Grown Men", a film-noir era detective
radio series being produced for Public Radio International.
Jim also arranges and produces songs
performed by the show's guest stars which include Kathy Mattea, Felix
Cavaliere and Webb himself.
The studio orchestra for the radio show happens to be Jim's latest live
music project, the ten piece "Hoke and His Orchestra Bop". They
can be seen packing the
clubs in Nashville every week, playing jump blues, swing jazz and the
occassional TV theme. As leader of this band of studio pros,
Hoke displays his chops and lives up to his reputation as a
formidable world-class sax soloist.
Other Jim Hoke Credits:
- "Music Town" - Walter Hyatt - Producer (Sugar Hill Records)
- Jim's 1985 Album - featuring originals in folk, be bop, French
aboriginal chant, bluegrass anthem "Rocky Top" - Guests Bela Fleck, Sam
Bush, Victor Wooten
Recording with Jim Messina
- Jim has recently composed modern impressionistic scores to two films
by director Peter Neff. Jim's music drew rave reactions.
Study with Bill Green, legendary player and teacher to John Coltrane and
- Long-lasting connection with NRBQ.
- Performances with Bonnie Raitt
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