Jim Grant

From Teamster to Jazz Vocalist

Jim is a new voice to the Chicago Jazz scene. Born and raised in Chicago, he was always a singer at heart. So after 34 years of working his regular 9-5 job as a Teamster, he decided it was now or never to follow his heart and sing.


Jim developed his baritone vocals at the Bloom School of Jazz under the guidance of David Bloom and jazz vocalist Spider Saloff.  Jim has performed with BSJ at Chicago’s Green Mill Lounge, Katerina’s, Mayne Stage and as a featured vocalist at Universal Alley Jazz Jam.  In the tradition of such legendary jazz vocalists as Billy Eckstine and Johnny Hartman; Jim Grant brings his own distinctive style to Jazz and American standards, such as "Isn't It Romantic", "Somebody Loves Me", "My One And Only Love" and many more.... including Blues and contemporary classics.        


Whether performing a ballad or uptempo song he puts his feelings into every word he sings. Using his emotional expression with a kind of intensity that's not often heard today. Jim's rich, baritones vocals are always from the heart.                            

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