Jim Scully
Composer, Performer, Educator

My piece, Bouncing About appears on the Navona release Claviatures and is available now.

The piece was recorded on July 12, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic, by
PARMA Recordings.

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Welcome to the online home of Jim Scully. I am a composer, performer and music educator currently residing in Bakersfield, California. I am a full-time lecturer at CSU Bakersfield where I teach a wide range of courses in Music Theory, Jazz Studies and Music Technology. I also serve as Director of the CSUB Guitar Ensemble, Director of Small Group Jazz, Director of the CSUB Music Lab and Assistant Director of the Bakersfield Jazz Festival.

My compositional style is eclectic, but my sound is firmly rooted in jazz. As a child of the late 20th century, I am - of course - greatly influenced by various other musics, including rock, pop, electronic and contemporary classical. For more day-to-day goings on you can find me on
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These Hours of Confusion WIll Soon Expire...


* I am preparing to finalize my most recent project - the Lyric Inspiration Project. With the help of a Quick Advancement Grant from American Composers Forum, I composed five new tunes for my 4-tet w/ Kris Tiner, Glen Fong and Canaan McDuffie. For more information, continue reading HERE.

I was recently asked by Los Angeles based guitarist Nicolas Deuson to work on a piece for guitar and voice using the poetry of Dana Goodyear as inspiration. I am very excited about this project - and am looking to beginning soon - after an unanticipated delay.

One of my electroacoustic pieces The Eleventh Hour was released on the album Ambiance on the Beauport Classical label. Click HERE to buy it on iTunes.

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