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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!  

Jim, Farko Dosumov, and D’Vonne Lewis at Kezira Cafe’ Friday January 28th 6-9PM

By Jim O'Halloran | January 18, 2022

Wow! This will be the first time Farko, D’Vonne, and I have played together since 2018! I’m expecting magic. Trio jazz, African/Latin music with flute, bass, and drums. Excellent music, excellent food, full bar, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, courtesy of Nigist! As usual all ages, no cover. I’ll also be playing Kezira February…

Jim, Osama Afifi, and D’Vonne Lewis at Kezira Cafe’, Friday January 14

By Jim O'Halloran | January 3, 2022

Hey! Happy New Year!! These guys are so fun!  Our last time playing together was great, and this should be even better!  Come on by! We’re going to be back for more fun at Kezira! Excellent music, excellent food, full bar, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, courtesy of Nigist! It is my hope that…

Returning to Kezira Restaurant Friday December 3rd!

By Jim O'Halloran | November 27, 2021

WooHoo!! More fun with Dean Schmidt on bass and Jacques Willis on drums! It was revelatory for me when we played together in mid-October, as we had not played together since April 2019-and that gig was so darn cold my flute was almost 1/2 step flat. I said to Dean on the first tune “Hey…

Live November 19th at Kezira Cafe’ with Farko Dosumov, Jacques Willis, and special guest Greg Bem!

By Jim O'Halloran | November 5, 2021

I’m really looking forward to this! It will be the first gig with Farko in over a year and a half (for the obvious reason); and the first time EVER that I will have the pleasure of playing with both Farko and Jacques together! Come on by-we’ll be playing some new material, and some tunes…

Jim, Osama Afifi, and D’Vonne Lewis!

By Jim O'Halloran | November 5, 2021

I’ll be back with the superb rhythm section of Osama Afifi on bass and D’Vonne Lewis on drums; and some new material. We had a great time last week with Dean and Jacques Willis; and the wildly talented Greg Bem sitting in on poetry.  Apologies, the picture shows Dean Schmidt… We’ll be playing jazz trio…

Jim, Dean Schmidt, and Jacques Willis at Kezira Cafe

By Jim O'Halloran | September 30, 2021

We’ll be back at Kezira with more of the really, really fun things we do-some African, Latin, Hip Hop, Straight Ahead, Blues, and even some pop- – but always walking that tightrope! Come down, see what happens! Be sure to avail yourself of the full bar and great Ethiopian/Eritrean menu. It has been too long…

Poetry and Music at the Mt. Baker Viewpoint, 31st S & S Day Wednesday, July 28th, 4-6PM

By Jim O'Halloran | July 10, 2021

Wednesday July 28th, 4-6PM Poets Khiang Hei, Greg Bem, and Paul Nelson; musicians Jim O’Halloran and Justine Chan. Audience participation encluraged! Here is additional information: https://gregbem.com/wordpress/forthcoming-event-view-point/

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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!

Graphics!

By Jim O'Halloran | March 18, 2021

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

Photography!

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.