Jim Conroy is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who lives on the Central Coast of California. He has performed with many ensembles and in all kinds of venues there for the past 30 years. His recently released cd “Magical Door,” which is a celebration of that time won 2nd place in the New Times Music Awards for album of the year. That cd was all original material recorded over that time period and represents his varied stylings, which include Jazz, Pop, Celtic, Gospel, R&B and others. He also is a great interpreter of others songs and enjoys performing them including; Beatles, Motown, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell & Van Morrison. He is a warm entertainer and loves to get the audience involved in his performance with stories and sing alongs.
Jim performs solo but also has a long time collaborator in keyboardist Bruce Beck, and the two enjoy working together as a duo.The symbiotic relationship of the partnership is highly pleasing and goes deep into what it means to compliment another’s musicianship. Bruce is a great improviser and the two friends know how to bring out the best in each other.