Brilliant Sax/Woodwind Player, Arranger, Producer

Jim Hoke foto

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 past.

As 1998 draws to a close, Jim is finishing mixdown on his latest album, "Hoke and The Jump Daddies" . During 1998 Jim also recorded in George McClure's pop Western swing & jazz CD,
" Champagne Saturday (Alien Love)", releasing on Nashville's JIP Records .

Jim is composer, music director and musical producer 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 impressionism, 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 Cannonball Adderly.
  • Long-lasting connection with NRBQ.
  • Performances with Bonnie Raitt

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