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Jim, Dean, and Jacques at Kezira Cafe’

By Jim O'Halloran | May 13, 2022

Friday 5-20-22 6-9 PM. This is always fun. And happy! I really love that! Dean Schmidt on bass, Jacques Willis on drums. We’ll be playing some tunes we haven’t played in a long time that I hope you will find interesting and rewarding to hear. As always, great Ethiopian/Eritrean food, full bar, all ages, and…

Jim O’Halloran Trio with Paul Gabrielson, Jacques Willis, & special guest Paul Nelson This Friday 6-9PM

By Jim O'Halloran | May 3, 2022

I’m really looking forward to my first outing with Paul Gabrielson, and ALWAYS happy to play with Jacques! Paul will be joining us to read from his new book Haibun de la Serna-some great poetry! We’ll be at Kezira Cafe’, 5100 Rainier S. 6-9PM this Friday, May 6th. Nigist has brought in a very talented…

Jim O’Halloran at Kezira Cafe’ Friday April 22 6-9PM with Dean Schmidt & Jacques Willis; and special guests Paul Nelson and Greg Bem

By Jim O'Halloran | April 14, 2022

I’ll be playing this time with the happy, funny, flexible, and very musical rhythm section of Dean Schmidt on bass and Jacques Willis on drums! In the first set, poet Greg Bem will join us; and in the second set we will add poet Paul Nelson with excerpts from his new book Haibun de La…

Trio at Kezira Friday, April 8th 6-9 PM

By Jim O'Halloran | March 31, 2022

With the superb rhythm section of Dean Schmidt on bass and D’Vonne Lewis on drums! We’ll be sporting some new tune, and Nigist has a beautiful new had-painted mural covering most of the North wall! As always, no cover, full bar, all ages, great food. We are always delighted to see you! Kezira Cafe’, 5100Rainier…

Jim O’Halloran Trio with Dean Schmidt and D’Vonne Lewis

By Jim O'Halloran | March 19, 2022

Friday!  March 25th!  6-9PM! At Kezira Restaurant!    With special guest poet Paul Nelson! We have been having a great time! Come enjoy the music, food, full bar. No cover. All ages. Paul will be continuing to read selections from his excellent new book, “Haibun de la Serna” with musical accompaniment. Thank you, Nigist, for such…

Jim with Farko, D’Vonne and special guest Paul Nelson 3/11; trio with Farko and Jacques 3/12

By Jim O'Halloran | March 4, 2022

Next week we’ll have two opportunities to play, and you will have two opportunities to hear us create! We’ll be at Kezira Cafe’ on Friday, March 11th from6-9 PM; Farko on bass, D’Vonne on Drums, and special guest Paul Nelson reading from his new book,Haibun de la Serna. Great food, all ages, full bar, no…

Jim O’Halloran Trio with Farko Dosumov, D’Vonne Lewis, and special guest Poet Paul Nelson! 2-25

By Jim O'Halloran | February 15, 2022

We are looking forward to a REALLY excellent night!! February 25 6-9 PM It is always a great pleasure to share the stage with Farko and D’Vonne, and the pleasure will be compounded by the appearance of Paul Nelson reading from his new book, Haibun de la Serna. He will have copies available onsite. Kezira…

Video! Greg Bem, Poet with Osama Afifi, Jacques WIllis and me!

By Jim O'Halloran | February 15, 2022

Jim with Osama Afifi, Bass and Jacques Willis, drums at Kezira Cafe’ Friday February 11th 6-9 PM

By Jim O'Halloran | February 2, 2022

WooHoo! With Osama Afifi on bass and Jacques Willis on drums! Two super happy and wildly talented guys! This makes me feel lucky! I believe this will be the first time the three of us have played together, although both Osama and Jacques have been on the gig many, many times. No cover, full bar,…

Here’s a video of poet Greg Bem with Osama Afifi, D’Vonne Lewis,and me at Kezira Cafe January 14th.

By Jim O'Halloran | February 2, 2022

This was a lot of fun!  Free improv!  Whee!!  THANK YOU, Greg, for joining us!  


Livestreaming, for now when live music is hardly a thing

By Jim O'Halloran | May 4, 2021

I was happily surprised that we didn’t drift back into greater restrictions in large parts of Washington state this week.  Not to cast aspersions, but “many thanks” to the people who are not receiving vaccinations, and masking and distancing appropriately. This could have been in our rearview mirror by now. And, yeah, I know, there…

Find me on the new recording, “Salsa Music in the Pacific Northwest”

By Jim O'Halloran | April 1, 2021

I am delighted to have a song included on this recent release from Salsaneo records. A book will be published in the near future about Northwest Salsa from its beginnings to the present. I am honored to be included in the recording and in the book!

Who keeps my flutes in top playing condition?

By Jim O'Halloran | April 1, 2021

James Pelletier maintains, pads, adjusts, and overhauls my instruments. He worked with Alex Eppler for decades, and is obsessively dedicated to returning an instrument to its owner in perfect playing condition! You can reach James through the Eppler Flutes website.

What instruments do I play?

By Jim O'Halloran | April 1, 2021

I have been fortunate to be able to find some beautiful instruments with which to develop a relationship. It took time, persistence, and luck! Currently, my C flute is a Flutemakers’ Guild inline open hole B foot silver flute which was made about 1982. I use a cocus wood headjoint made by the incredibly talented…

Website design and maintenance

By Jim O'Halloran | March 19, 2021

I chose the ever affable and capable David Inness for webite design and maintenance. David allows me the comfort of an optimized, hackproof and high performing website, with great service and deep experience.

Recording, Mixing, Producing

By Jim O'Halloran | March 18, 2021

Why look farther than a guy with Grammys on his wall? Glenn has a great ear, is intuitive, and knows how to achieve your sonic vision. World class. www.glennsound.com

Wordcrafting and Message Tailoring

By Jim O'Halloran | March 18, 2021

Polished and professional content by  Plaster Consulting Mike is funny, quick, and easy to work with. Always a pleasure!


By Jim O'Halloran | March 18, 2021

Graphic design is by the supremely talented, happy crew at  Chalkbox Creative.


By Jim O'Halloran | March 18, 2021

Pictures by the very talented Jenny Boyle of  Jennifer Boyle Photography. Jenny brings out the very best in a person and has a truly professional eye for nuance, individual expression, and imagery. and more pictures by the excellent Barbie Hull of  Barbie Hull Photography.