Jim Grant

From Teamster to Jazz vocalist. Jim is a new voice to the Chicago Jazz scene, born and raised on Chicago's south-side. Always a singer at heart, after 30 years of working his regular 9-5 job as a Teamster, he decided, it was now or never to follow his heart to be a jazz vocalist.


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.  In 2014, JimG has released his first CD, "You Go To My Head" which he and David Bloom co-produced. An uncluttered straight ahead recording with some of Chicago's best jazz musicians: Jim Sellers on piano, Geoff Lowe on bass, and Sam Pincich on drums.  At the core of these 8 tracks are JIm's compelling vocals which make his interpretation of these songs come to life.


CD Title:  You Go To My Head                        

8 Tracks:


  1. Close Your Eyes
  2. Big City
  3. Ain’t No Use
  4. Gentle Rain
  5. The Letter
  6. He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother                                                
  7. Getting Some Fun Out Of Life
  8. You Go To My Head                                           


Musicians:  Piano: Jim Sellers, Bass: Geoff Lowe, Drums:  Sam Pincich

                     Sax: Eric Schneider **(only on The Letter)   


For song samples, go to Music page.





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