Conductor - Coach - Accompanist - Arranger



Music Theatre








Individual items


Five Gershwin songs (with Paul Bateman) for Sally Burgess and the National Youth Orchestra, c. Paul Daniel – BBC Promenade Concerts (also broadcast on Radio 3)


Work as musical assistant/arranger with two complete arrangements ('Edelweiss' and 'Little Prince')

for Bryn Terfel CD's Something Wonderful and If Ever I Would Leave You (DGG) - with English Northern Philharmonia c. Paul Daniel


Numerous Broadway songs and English/German cabaret numbers for Mary Carewe, both full orchestra (Halle, Lahti Symphony Orchestra) and small chamber ensemble (Sinfonia Viva): also chamber instrumental versions of 'Oh Gee, Oh Joy' (Gershwin) and 'Twentieth Century Blues' (Coward)


Songs by Weill, Arlen, Blane/Martin and Gershwin for Ute Gfrerer and small chamber ensemble (Weill Festival, Dessau and also USA)


Songs by Weill and Tom Waits for Jessica Walker and small chamber ensemble (with Gavin Bryars and Joe Townsend) – concerts in UK and Belgium, also commercial recording (GB Records).


Songs by Piazzolla for voice and tango quintet (Heather Shipp and Opera North ensemble) – concerts in Leeds and on tour.


'Raft On The River' - five songs from Huckleberry Finn (Weill) for voices and chamber ensemble. First performance, March 2013 (soloists and Academy of the Ensemble Modern, Kurt Weill Festival, Dessau)


Jim's arrangement of Gershwin's "Lorelei" is scheduled to be featured at the last night of the 2017 BBC Proms.


Complete evenings


The Girl I Left Behind Me – music theatre piece for voice and piano, drawn from songs of the British and American music hall. Commissioned by Opera North, performed by Jessica Walker; devised by Jess Walker and Neill Bartlett, performed in Leeds, London, on tour in UK and USA


Pat Kirkwood Is Angry – music theatre piece for voice and piano, drawn from the song repertoire of the British actress and singer. Commissioned by the Royal Exchange Theatre, performed and devised by Jessica Walker.


A Little Night Music – concert sequence for voice and chamber ensemble. Songs by Sondheim, Weill, Bernstein and Blitzstein. Devised for Ute Gfrerer and premièred at the 2013 Kurt Weill Festival



Photo © Janet Penny, Tonbridge