Jimmy cut his teeth as a member of the psychedelic rock band "Ejaculation" in the late 60’s, playing weekly free concerts in New Orleans Audubon Park for the "pre-jam band" hippie community. He went on to study classical guitar and composition at Loyola Music School and The Eastman School Of Music and formed the progrock/fusion band Woodenhead in 1975. The group toured extensively and recorded a number of projects, including the most recent “Perseverance” for New Jersey label Free Electric Sound The group has appeared in concert with Bela Fleck And The Flecktones, John Mclaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Dixie Dregs,The Steve Morse Band, Allen Holdsworth, Billy Cobham, Tuck and Patty, Jeff Beck, Spyro Gyra, Hugh Masekela, The Neville brothers, The Radiators and others. The has band played the New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival over 25 times and has appeared at the National Theater in Guatemala city and the Public Theater in New York, and made a 2006 appearance at the Progday Festival in Chapel Hill, North Carolina..
Jimmy is also a member of the New Orleans guitar all star group Twangorama with guitarists
Phil DeGruy and Cranston Clements. The band released it’s first cd to coincide with their 2007 N.O. Jazzfest appearance. They hosted a concert series “Seriously Twisted Guitar” with a different weekly guest artist, including Theresa Andersson, Anders Osborne, Papa John Gros, June Yamagishi, Astral Project, The Radiators’ Camille Baudoin and Dave Malone, Bonerama and others. The group has performed at the INGUITAR Festival in Switzerland, The Can Cun Jazz Festival, The Pan Am Fest in Guatemala City and Festival Internationale in Lafayette, La. They play regularly in New Orleans.
Jimmy also performs with Susan Cowsill and has toured the U.S. and Europe with Dr Hook, Guitar Slim Jr, Tribe Nunzio and The BGoes.