“Whether I’m using the PC4 or the K2700, I know I’m going to get exactly what I need for any musical situation.”
– Jim Alfredson
Jim Alfredson has performed with major jazz artists like Bob James, David Sanborn, Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal, James Carter, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Fareed Haque, and drummer Harvey Mason. Other credits include high profile blues acts Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, The Holmes Brothers, and Grammy-nominated singer Janiva Magness. Jim is currently the keyboardist of choice for several internationally touring acts, including Ms. Magness, bluesman Larry McCray, Detroit’s Queen of Blues Thornetta Davis, and Big Apple Blues. Jim also fronts the Michigan based regional Pink Floyd tribute band Echoes of Pink Floyd and was the keyboard understudy for the international Pink Floyd tribute act Brit Floyd.
Known for his Hammond organ work across genres, Jim is also an in-demand session player, most recently recording with jazz trombonist and two-time Grammy winner Michael Dease. He has recorded with his own bands as well, receiving popular and critical acclaim, including seven albums with his soul-jazz trio organissimo and two albums with the keys-driven progressive rock group THEO.
“Combine Alfredson’s knack for choosing just the right color and tone in any given composition with his colleagues’ ability to match his gestures, and you have one of the most promising organ trios in jazz.” ~ Chicago Tribune
“Jim Alfredson is a remarkable organist who seamlessly synthesizes several generations of keyboard influences.” ~ James Hale, Downbeat Magazine
“Jim has a pleasingly soulful voice and is superb on keyboards, with a nuanced approach blending piano, synths, and Hammond organ.” Progression Magazine