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Jim Reilly, Jr.
Jim has collaborated with noted songwriter Philip Springer, composer of such successful songs as Santa Baby (Kitt, Madonna), How Little We Know (Sinatra) and Moonlight Gambler (Laine). This work included the recent recording of The Right Side of Always; one of Mr. Springer’s new compositions in collaboration with Orrin Hatch. The song can be heard in the New York market on WHLI 1100 AM. Jim also appeared... in the premiere showcase of Mr. Springer’s new musical, “2084”at the Manhattan Theater Source, New York City on March 9, 2008
Composer Frank Brents selected Jim to complete the studio recording of his composition “Taboo”, originally from his musical version “The Egg and I. The project was completed April 2008 with release pending.
Jim recently performed in the Star Room at Pocomont Lodge to an enthusiastic audience and has performed over the last few years at such venues as the White House in Whitestone, New York, The Austin Ale House in Forest Hills, as well as at Angelo’s Ristorante, where he appeared from 2004 through .and Piccolo Natale from 2006 through 2009. Jim performed at Ringside Lounge and Trattoria Neo in Whitestone, N.Y. from 2009 through 2010. He presently performs at Don’ Tell Mama Cabaret – N.Y.C. monthly in Seth Bien-Hersh’s Showcase.
Not limiting himself to these locales, Jim has also done a number of charity events. Among these are shows for Senior Centers such as the Springfield Gardens Senior Center and Bridge View Nursing home where he was received enthusiastically. Jim also has done a yearly fundraiser for St. Ann’s School, a major event on their calendar.
Before their move to Brooklyn, Jim performed The National Anthem for the Queens Kings, which was a minor league affiliate of the New York Mets.
Jim was a contributing artist for a 26 week Time Warner Television Series, Karnival, seen on QPTV Channel 56.Jim has completed taping a program, “Music, Music, Music”, broadcast in March of 2008. This was a follow-up to “Something Old, Something New - Musical Styling of Jim Reilly”, which was originally broadcast July 13, 2006, and has been rerun numerous times with its latest broadcast in March of 2011. This year will also mark a return to a series of summer concerts at the Forest Park Band shell in conjunction with Heart-N-Soul Entertainment.
Besides performing, Jim has completed his fifth C.D., entitled I Am What I Am, a collection of standards fro Broadway, Country, Pop, and the American Songbook.
Jim is an affiliate songwriter with BMI and the Songwriters Guild of America. Jim has formed a publishing company affiliated with BMI, Soul Inspiration Music.
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