Jim is an Emmy Award winning musician, dynamic presenter, accomplished musician and composer of more than 3500 hours of transformational healing music. Jim began his lifelong musical journey at age 5 when he took his first piano lesson. Jim majored in classical organ at Hartt College of Music and then spent 8 years on the road performing in show rooms and fine dinner theaters across the US and Canada including Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe.
Since 1981 he intently studies and researches the beneficial power of music with a passion. Jim has played more than 70,000 hours of music in his lifetime so far. Jim brings forth unique combinations of sustained tones, melodic notes and chord progressions that speak to the soul and expand one’s consciousness. Jim’s music is a beautiful blend of art and science that is immediately deeply engaging and rejuvenating. Bruce Lipton calls Jim’s music “calming yet intellectually energizing.”
Jim is passionate about helping people self-heal and experience transformation through the power of sound. His music invites the human spirit to remember how awesome and divine it truly is. Jim’s music can help to restore balance and harmony to the body, mind, spirit and emotions and it additionally integrates cellular healing and creates coherence in the field. Each person will have their own unique experience and you will immediately feel the transformative power of Jim’s music. Jim has recently developed Harmonies of Light – a unique, coordinated music and lighting system that “plays” the mathematically related and harmonized colors of the musical notes on his keyboards simultaneously as he plays the music. This offers an expanded, harmonized space for self-healing of body, mind, spirit and emotions. This offers coherence and full integration of Your True Self – True Freedom – True Liberation.
Jim's beautiful and soulful music has been found to encourage self-healing for people from all over the world. Jim presented a top-rated 12 show series called Music Meditations and Inner Journeys on the World Puja Network. He has played live music at the United Nations with Croatian healer Braco and his music touches the hearts of people globally. He has created music live and recorded with and for Kenji Kumara, Pulitzer Prize nominee John Bradshaw, Brugh Joy and many others. His unique Live Streaming Music and Light Events attract thousands of people from all over the world. Jim is a popular radio and tele summit guest on shows with Lisa Garr, Adoley Odunton, Debra Poneman, Kristen Howe, Daniel Gutierrez, Cari Murphy, Sheila Gale, John Burgos, Brenda Pearce, Shefali Burns, Jacklyn Johnston, Judy Anderson, Moncef Afkir and many others. Jim’s special gift is to play spontaneous live music from his extremely wellequipped studio, based on the energy and focus of the group present and those that will listen in the future. This is a totally unique and profound experience for the participants.
Guest Presenter and provided live music onsite at Kenji Kumara’s The Realms of Possibility, 6-day intensive seminar at Kenyon Ranch, Tubac, AZ.
Provided live music onsite at Kenji Kumara’s Redesign Your Destiny, 6 day intensive seminar at Kenyon Ranch, Tubac, AZ.
Provided live music for The Shift Expo via live streaming from his studio.
Harmonies of Light - Live Streaming Music Meditations. Jim offers these events for the global community with more than 6000 total participants registered.
The Light of Integration Winner of the 2013 Best New Age Music Production at the New Mexico Music Industry Awards.
Played live music at the United Nations Church Center Special Event with healer Braco from Croatia. Played live music at Braco Gazing Sessions at the New Yorker Hotel.
Host of the extremely popular Music Meditations and Inner Journeys on World Puja Network 12 show series May thru October 2012. A top-rated show.
Popular guest presenter on numerous telesummits and internet radio shows.
Provided live music for Marianne Williamson at a seminar in Santa Fe.
Provided live music for John Bradshaw at live seminars.
Owner, Oliver Music, LLC: Record label, recording studio, music production facility specializing in transformational music and soundtracks for film, television, and video. In Santa Fe, NM.
Composer, Musician, Producer & Distributor of more than 60 albums of original music that captures the versatility of Jim Oliver including: Harmonies of Light - Red Moon Eclipse, The Soul Series Music (5 CDs), The Freedom Series Music (6 CDs), The Light of Integration, Opening The Creative Flow Of You, Living In Heaven On Earth, The Frequencies Of Gratitude, Music Meditations and Inner Journeys (12 CDs), Nourishing Your Nervous System, Making Peace With Fear, Gazing Within, The Gift, Your True Self, Deep Calm, InTouch, Radiant Heart, Harmonic Resonance, Music For Relaxation, Stillness In Motion, The Crystal Star, Santa Fe MoonRise, Restive Woman, Universal Child, Love Dance, Sleepy Angels, One With the Eagle, and Healing Harmonies.
Videos on YouTube JimOliverMusic channel; Essence, Starfield, The Mystery of Love and Harmonies of Light Livestreaming Preview Videos. 230,000+ views.
Jim Oliver’s music is also featured on more than three hundred recordings by other artists and organizations. Owner, Oliver Audio Video, LLC: Audio/Video screening rooms and recording studios; design, sales, and installation.
Sound Design and Electronic Studio Consultation, custom surround sound and video systems, recording studio development, music systems design for medical applications.
Commercial music tracks and soundtracks for various agencies and corporations including US West and Jones Intercable.
TELEVISION, RADIO AND VIDEO
Host and producer of Music Meditations and Inner Journeys on World Puja Network - 12 show series. A top-rated show at World Puja.
EMMY AWARD WINNER for the soundtrack of Life in the Stress Lane. Produced by WFTVABC, a one-hour program featuring William Shatner and ABC news medical editor Dr. Timothy Johnson.
Soundtrack for Mother O’Keefe 60-minute film chronicling the life and art of Georgia O’Keefe. Selected for showing at the 2005 Santa Fe Film Festival and the 2005 Silver City Film Festival where it won an honorable mention.
Between Diet and Death 60 minute television show special that explored the dangers of eating disorders produced by WFTVABC, original soundtrack by Jim Oliver.
NM Music Industry Coalition - MIC Award winner Stillness in Motion Best New Age recording.
ADDY Award Winner music soundtrack for ALIVE AGAIN: America's Oldest Film Location, Las Vegas, New Mexico!
Dragonquest 50 minute video about sacred sites of ancient England, original soundtrack by Jim Oliver.
Emmy Award Nomination for soundtrack for Ships of the Sky. Sixty-minute television show about airships past and present, produced by WFTVABC, original soundtrack by Jim Oliver.
Inductee into The Television Hall of Fame NYC for his soundtrack to Life in the Stress Lane.
The Crystal Star Video - 30 minutes of visual meditation composed with exquisite crystals, laser colors, prismatic slow motion waterfalls, and innovative lighting effects.
San Nicolas Island - a 30 minute video featuring master aquatic videographer Don Gilbert’s exquisite underwater footage with Jim Oliver’s beautiful soundtrack.
Family Baggage - Musical Score for Live Theater and Video Play about dysfunctional families. Jim scored the music for the live performances, played music live at theater performances in numerous locations around the US and wrote and performed the score for the two-hour long video.
LIVE PERFORMANCE/ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS
Creator of more than 3,500 hours of therapeutic, transformational, self-healing music. Jim has played more than 70,000 hours of music in his lifetime so far.
Live music for Dr. Kenji Kumara - The Realms of Possibility, 6 day seminar - Tubac, AZ. 13 Activations with spontaneous, live original music by Jim Oliver.
Live music for Dr. Kenji Kumara - Redesign Your Destiny, 6 day seminar - Tubac, AZ.
Live music for Gazing Sessions with Braco from Croatia in Albuquerque, NM for 2 days.
Live music for Dr. Kenji Kumara - Attunements, 2 day seminar Santa Fe, NM.
Live music for Vladimir Kush, world renowned surrealist artist and Picasso Award Winner for Best Painter, Santa Fe gallery opening and reception.
Live music for Adyashanti's wife Mukti at a 2 day seminar in Santa Fe, NM.
Live music for Marianne Williamson Special Event in Santa Fe, NM.
Composer-in-Residence Sundance Institute, Jim was a composer and studio engineer in this pilot project with Robert Redford, 32 ballet dancers from Ballet West and 6 choreographers.
Live music for Brugh Joy Seminars - Music for Psycles of Spirit conference at Asilomar Retreat Center CA for 5 days.
Live music for John Bradshaw Seminars – Pulitzer Prize nominee John Bradshaw is known for Bradshaw on: The Family and The Homecoming. Musical performer at numerous seminars.
Music is the Medicine of the Soul Seminars with Dr. Tony Rippo, MD. Presenter and performer.
Synphonics - Demonstrations and Lectures Founder of a process that uses specific frequencies and sound waveforms in conjunction with chord progressions, modulations, melodies harmonies and rhythms to support physical, mental and spiritual aspects of healing including seminars and performances at Arizona State University Music Therapy Department, and Desert Samaritan Hospital. More than 1000 custom sessions done for individuals.
Divine Unity Seminars Featured performer at 2 week long seminars in Spiazzi and Terminillo, Italy; Waikoloa, Hawaii; San Diego; Santa Fe; Denver; Sarasota; Missoula and Whitefish, Montana; Sugarloaf, Maine; and the Kripalu Yoga Center, Lennox, Massachusetts. Jim’s spontaneous musical accompaniment for the guided meditation processes often went for 3 hours nonstop.
American Massage Therapy Association National conventions - Exhibitor in Chicago, Philadelphia, Nashville, Park City, Albuquerque, and Palm Springs. Jim was a featured performer and presenter at many of the AMTA conventions.
American Music Therapy Association National convention in St. Louis. Presenter and concert performance.
Seminar on Sound and Healing New Mexico Academy of Massage and Advanced Healing Arts, Santa Fe, NM.
International Sound Colloquium Loveland, CO - Seminar presenter and featured concert performance.
School of Energy Mastery With Robert Jaffe, M.D.in Sedona, AZ and Santa Fe, NM. Musical performances and spontaneous accompaniment at these 2 and 3 week long seminars.
Peaceful Spirit Tribal Substance Abuse Center Ignacio, CO. Presenter and performer.
O'Baby Child Development Convention Sponsored by Rose Hospital, Denver, CO. Presenter and performer.
Anatriptic Arts Expo (Touch Therapy) San Francisco, CA. Presenter and performer.
California Massage Therapy Association National Convention, Irvine, CA. - Presenter and performer.
American Oriental Bodywork and Therapy Association, Scottsdale, AZ.
Society and the Future of Computing Sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory, held in Durango, CO. Presenter and performer.
MUSIC DIRECTOR AND TEACHING
Music Director Wilson Learning Corp, Interactive Technology Group, Santa Fe, NM. Production, composition and performance of soundtracks for interactive video laser disc products. Created method of blending elements of wholebrain learning, hemisphere synchronization and Holophonics (recording with Holophonics pioneer Hugo Zucarelli) into a cohesive soundtrack to enhance the project and maximize retention of learned information.
Music Director Church of Religious Science, Santa Fe, NM.
Organist/Choir Director United Methodist Church, Kensington, CT.
Conducted adult, teen, and youth choirs and played organ and piano for all church services.
Music Teacher St. Mary's School and private instruction, Newington, CT. Music appreciation, choir, music theory piano, popular and classical organ.
Assistant Organist/Choir Director St. Mary's Church, Newington, CT.
Director, Folk Mass Group twenty-five member guitar and singing group. Church and television performances.
Composer/Pianist / Multikeyboardist - Commercial jingles for Robb Walsh Advertising, pianist for nationally touring recording artist, Gypsy.
Producer and Recording Engineer, Composer, Collaborator 500+ projects.
MultiKeyboards/Arranger The Rick and Joey Show, Las Vegas, NV. Tour of the United States and Canada. Performances at The Las Vegas Hilton, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, NV and the Playboy Club Great Gorge, N.J. (42 U.S. states and Canada traveled in total).
The Jim Oliver Trio Nightclub tour of the Northeast U.S.
Dinner Theater Performances Connecticut Area nightclub and s beginning in 1966 at age 14.
OTHER RECORDINGS AND ACTIVITIES
Principal Synthesist The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra - Performed on synthesizer for a concert of film music conducted by Fred Steiner (Perry Mason Theme, Bonanza, Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Rocky and Bullwinkle). Guest performance by Academy Award winner Dave Grusin.
NM Music Industry Coalition Award - The Light of Integration Best New Age Music Production.
NM Music Industry Coalition Award - Stillness in Motion Best New Age Music Production.
Jim’s state-of-the-art studio includes: 20 keyboards; synthesizers, softsynths, digital samplers, vintage Moog analog keyboard synthesizers, Moog Taurus 1 & 3 bass pedals, classic Hammond B3 organ w/Leslie 122 speaker, “unlimited” tracks of MIDI and digital audio recording, digital audio editing, automated mixing, SMPTE time code sync, CD and DVD/A surround mixing and mastering, and CD & DVD burning.
A pilot since 1976, Jim has “stick-time” in: vintage Cessna 170, 172, 182 RG, 185, Pitts Aerobatic Special, Citabria Acro, Decathelon Acro, Stearman, Yak, twin engine Cessna 421 Golden Eagle, and twin engine propjet Cessna 425 Conquest. Yes, Jim loves to fly. He is a former mission pilot with the Civil Air Patrol, flying search and rescue missions, disaster relief missions and working with cadets.