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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/

Jim, Dean, and D’Vonne at Kezira Cafe’ Friday, August 6th 6-9 PM

By Jim O'Halloran | July 10, 2021

Come on down, no cover, all ages, full bar, excellent Ethiopian/Eritrean food courtesy of Nigist. We’ll be ready to play.  We believe you will be ready to listen!  

Jim, Dean, and D’Vonne at Kezira Cafe’ Friday, September 10th, 6-9PM

By Jim O'Halloran | July 10, 2021

We had a great time July 3rd; and the turnout was super impressive.   August was even better-plus we had a special guest, the gifted Faiza Sultan who read her poetry with musical accompaniment.  We’re Back!!


By Jim O'Halloran | May 28, 2021

Finally!  A LIVE gig, barring unforseen circumstances! Featuring the sublime talents of Dean Schmidt, (Electric Bass),  and D’Vonne Lewis, drums. We’ll be appearing at Kezira Cafe, 5100 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 on Saturday, July 3rd from 6-9PM.  Nigist Kidane will be serving delicious Ethiopian and Eritrean food with full menu and also buffet. …

Steve Guasch presents Salsa Music in the Pacific NW

By Jim O'Halloran | March 9, 2021

I appeared with Steve Gausch to talk about this project. Here’s what he said on Facebook. “I’m here with Jim O’Halloran presenting Salsa Music in the Pacific NW: A Collective Memoir; a production of Oswaldo Lucca, Rincon Cultural and Salsaneo Records partially funded with a grant from 4Culture. Jim talks about his song “Soft Light”…


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.