Swedesboro, NJ, United States
JIM CHEADLE is a pianist/keyboardist in the Philadelphia/Wilmington area. He has been around for over 30 years and can be heard on many recordings including his own fusion band Sahara, which recorded for Columbia Records during the late 1970s. Sahara opened for such bands as Chick Corea and Michael Urbaniak at several top Philadelphia venues. Jim was part of the Philly International hit making scene and was a staff writer with April-Blackwood Music, writing songs with producer Jerry Ross for such notables as Jerry Butler, Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes and The O'Jays. Jim spent some time in South Florida where he was part of the fusion scene that launched the careers of Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine. Jim has also played and recorded with Don Cornell, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Four Aces, Grover Washington Jr. and The Soul Survivors. For ten years, Jim was a Professor in the Jazz Department of Rowan University and he has a private teaching studio in Swedesboro, NJ. He owns 9 South Productions, a full-service recording studio in Swedesboro, NJ. 9 South Productions produces music for Radio, TV and Film, fully orchestrates backgrounds for songwriters and vocalists along with multi-track recording for bands and complete mastering and duplication. Jim's latest project is called, BingBangBoom! BBB has been together playing in and around the Wilmington/Philadelphia area since 2002. Their sound combines Jazz/Fusion with many nuances including traditional Jazz, Blues and Latin. BBB's CD, Life At The Top Of The Food Chain, is available!